Tuesday، 10 May 2016 - 04:01 PM
First Step: Constitution
After the outbreak of the June 30 Revolution in 2013, there was a need for outlining a new constitution to complete building up a modern and democratic state of Egypt, maintain public freedoms and safeguard the homeland against any threats that would jeopardize its national unity.
Therefore, the 2014 constitution has been outlined by a 50-strong committee, led by former Arab League secretary general and former foreign minister Amr Moussa.
The Committee submitted the final draft of the Constitution to interim President Adli Mansour on December 3, 2013.
A referendum on the new constitution was held on January 14-15, 2014 under a complete judicial supervision and it was approved by an overwhelming majority reaching about 98 percent of those who cast their ballots.
Second Step: Presidential Elections
The Presidential Election Committee (PEC) announced that the presidential candidacy started on May 26-28, 2014.
The then Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahi announced their candidacy in the presidential elections.
Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El Sisi got 296,628 votes at polling stations abroad in the presidential election, while Hamdeen Sabahi got 17,207 votes.
On June 4, 2014, the PEC declared former military chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi Egypt's new President, confirming that he won 23.780.104 votes (96.91 %) in the presidential elections. Hamdeen Sabahi, got 757,511 of the votes (3.09 %).
Third Step: Parliamentary Elections
The High Elections Committee (HEC) decided that the parliamentary elections held on two phases as of October 17, 2015.
HEC clarified that phase one of elections held abroad on October 17-18, 2015, while the elections inside the country held on October 18-19, 2015. The runoff of the first phase held on October 26-27, 2015 abroad and locally on October 27-28, 2015.
In the second phase, elections abroad held on November 21-22, 2015, while locally on November 22-23, 2015. The runoff of the second phase, elections abroad held on November 30, 2015 and December 1, 2015, while locally on December 1-2, 2015.
The first session of the House of the Representatives was held on January 10, 2016, while Dr. Ali Abdel Aal was elected as a Speaker of the House of the Representatives.