Military council considers allowing party members to run as independents

Informed sources have said that the military council is mulling, in consultation with the cabinet, the possibility of allowing party members to run as independents in upcoming parliamentary elections.

Article V of the recently amended elections law stipulates that members of political parties must run in the elections under the umbrella of their respective parties and remain so throughout the parliamentary session.

Should the article be amended, party members would be able to compete for the one-third seat ratio allocated for individual runners. It would also allow individuals to join party blocs in parliament after they win seats.

Political parties consider Article V unconstitutional, but it remained unchanged during a recent cabinet vote.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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