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Egypt's Shura Council adopts the amendments of the constitutional court on the electoral law

The upper house of the Egyptian parliament – the Shura Council – adopted on Thursday the amendments of the Constitutional Court on both the electoral law and the political rights law, and submitted them to President Mohammed Morsi for ratification.

The Shura Council approved, during yesterday's meeting the amendments to the electoral districts' division with the increase in the number of seats in the House of Representatives from 498 to 556 seats, adding an extra 48 seats.


The increase also included adding 12 seats to represent Cairo governorate, 12 seats for Giza governorate, 6 seats for Alexandria, 6 seats for Aswan, 6 for Qaliobia, and 6 for Sharkia.

Meanwhile, President Morsi has issued a decree for national elections to the House of Representatives, which will begin on 27 April to be conducted in four stages, ending on 27 June.

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