Tags: ML | Egypt | Local Elections

Egypt's Parliament Says Municipal Elections Expected in 2019

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 01:38 PM

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says the country is planning to hold local council elections next year, the first since the country's 2011 the uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

The state-run MENA agency quoted the parliamentary spokesman Wednesday as saying the elections will take place in the first half of 2019 after a local administration law was passed by legislators.

Authorities had said repeatedly they would hold municipal elections last year but they didn't take place.

Local councils were disbanded in 2011, with local affairs being run by government-appointed officials since then.

Egypt's last local elections were in 2008. They were mostly won by the now disbanded National Democratic Party, the country's dominant party until the overthrow of Mubarak.

© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
Egypt's official news agency says the country is planning to hold local council elections next year, the first since the country's 2011 the uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.The state-run MENA agency quoted the parliamentary spokesman Wednesday as saying...
ML,Egypt,Local Elections
122
2018-38-04
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 01:38 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved