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Egypt Readies Long-delayed Parliamentary Poll

Egypt plans to hold its long-delayed parliamentary elections in October and November this year, after more than three years without a legislative branch. Analysts say the new parliament may help restore some of Egypt’s credibility internationally, but it may be able to do little to improve the lives of people at home. Chairman of the High Electoral Committee Chancellor Ayman Abbas says the elections will begin October 18 and conclude after two, two-day phases on November 23. He...

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