Egypt: Electoral legislation

Updated January 2013

Constitution

Constitution of the Arab Republic of Egypt 2012, [www] http://www.democracy-reporting.org/files/egypt_draft_constitution_unofficial_translation_dri.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 10 Jan 2013).

Electoral code

Law No 28 for 1972 (People's Assembly law), includes all amendemnts until October 2011, governs the way in which People's Assembly elections are held (as well as other matters), [www] http://www.democracy-reporting.org/files/law_on_the_people_s_assembly_including_amendments_to_october_2011.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 10 Jan 2013).

Law No 120 of 1980 (Concerning the Formation of the Shura Council), includes all amendements until and including those of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces Decree of 2012, governs the way in which Shura Council in constituted and how its elections are conducted, [www] http://www.democracy-reporting.org/files/law_concerning_the_formation_of_the_shura_council_and_its_amendments.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 10 Jan 2013).

Law No 174/2005 (Regulating the Presidential Elections), includes all amendements until January 2012, governs general aspects of conduct of presidential elections, [www] http://www.democracy-reporting.org/files/law_regulating_the_presidential_elections.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 10 Jan 2013).

Law No 73 of 1956 (Exercise of Political Rights), includes all amendements until December 2011, governs general aspects of conduct of elections including voters and candidate qualifications, [www] http://www.democracy-reporting.org/files/law_on_the_exercise_of_political_rights_including_amendments_to_december.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 10 Jan 2013).

Political parties

Law No 40 of 1977 on Political Parties System, the text contains the 7 amendments up until and including Law No 177/2005, governs formation, registration, regulation and public funding of political parties, [www] http://aceproject.org/ero-en/regions/mideast/EG/Law%20No.%2040%20of%201977%20-%20english.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 10 Jan 2013).

Decree No 12 of 2011, Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, amends Law No 40, [www] http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/LastPage.aspx?Category_ID=1162 [opens new window] (accessed 10 Jan 2013).