Egypt's Salafist party in 2 coalition lists for election

(AGI) Cairo, Sep 10 - The Egyptian Salafist party Al-Nourannounced that its candidates will run in the upcomingparliamentary elections in October within two coalition lists:one for al Said and one for Delta. The Al-Nour party's leader,Younis Makhyoun, said in a statement that "the decision wasmade in order to allow greater participation by all thepolitical forces that sincerely wish to get the country out ofthis embarassing situation". The various coalition partiesagreed on the common goal of "working for Egypt's stability"within its constitutional framework. The parliamentaryelections will consist of two phases, each

(AGI) Cairo, Sep 10 - The Egyptian Salafist party Al-Nourannounced that its candidates will run in the upcomingparliamentary elections in October within two coalition lists:one for al Said and one for Delta. The Al-Nour party's leader,Younis Makhyoun, said in a statement that "the decision wasmade in order to allow greater participation by all thepolitical forces that sincerely wish to get the country out ofthis embarassing situation". The various coalition partiesagreed on the common goal of "working for Egypt's stability"within its constitutional framework. The parliamentaryelections will consist of two phases, each with two rounds. Thefirst phase will involve 14 governatorates, with the firstround to be held on October 18-19 and the second from October27-28. The second phase will cover the 13 remaininggovernatorates, with the first round from November 22-23 andthe second round, which will close the elections, from December1-2. The elections, originally scheduled for March 22, werepostponed after Egypt's Constitutional Court declared that thenew electoral law was unconstitutional. Egypt has been lackinga parliament since June 2012, when the Egyptian Supreme Court'sjudges dissolved the chamber, then dominated by the politicalarm of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Freedom and Justice Party.Without a working parliament, legislative powers are exerted byEgypt's president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. (AGI).