2/3 of parliamentary seats to be won through list-based sytem, say papers

The ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has decided to amend draft parliamentary laws so that two thirds of candidates are elected through the list-based candidacy system and a third through the single-winner system, state-owned papers said on Saturday.

The amendments were introduced after the SCAF held lengthy discussions with political powers and members of the Supreme Constitutional Court, said Al-Ahram.

The paper said that on Friday a legislative committee headed by the Minister of Justice approved the new system, and on Sunday the cabinet will discuss it.

Al-Gomhurriya, meanwhile, said that the electoral law will be amended so that 70 percent of parliamentary seats will be won through the list-based system and 30 percent will be won through the single-winner system.

The paper also said that the SCAF has decided to open nominations for the parliamentary elections on 28 and 29 September, instead of 26 September.

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