Egypt sets Oct election date

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Egypt sets Oct election date

Egypt sets Oct election date

(Cairo) – Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said, the final step in a process to bring back democracy.
Egypt has been without a parliament since June 2012 when a court dissolved the democratically elected main chamber, dominated by the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, reversing a major accomplishment of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
The election had been due to begin in March but was delayed after a court ruled part of the election law unconstitutional.
A second round of voting in the two-phase election will take place on Nov. 22-23, the election commission told a news conference. Voting for Egyptians abroad will take place on Oct. 17-18.