2020 Egyptian Senate election

Background

Shura Council elections were scheduled to take place in Egypt at most a year after the new House of Representatives was seated, according to Article 230 of the Egyptian Constitution of 2012.[1] The election did not take place because the Shura Council was abolished in the 2014 constitution.[2][3]

However, in 2019, after the 2019 Egyptian constitutional referendum, further amendments made the parliament a bicameral body, with the Shura Council (which was abolished in 2014) restored as the Senate, which would consist of 120 elected members and 60 appointed by the president.[4]

After the referendum passed, a law will detail and clarify the constitutional amendments and set election dates.[5] According to the parliament's chair, the election is expected to be held in April-May 2020, alongside the parliamentary elections.[6]

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