Cairo: Voting for
Egypt's upcoming parliamentary elections will be held in three
rounds in October, the ruling army council has said.
Preparations for the elections will start in September and the
polls will follow within 30 days, Assistant Minister of Defence
Mamduh Shahin, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed
Forces, was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
Voting for the People's Assembly, the lower house which has 504
seats, and the Shoura Council, the upper house with 390 seats,
will be held at the same time, he said.
The three rounds of voting will have a 15-day gap between each
Half of the parliamentary seats will be reserved for
representatives of workers and farmers, he said.
The country will be divided into over 180 constituencies, where
126 would be single-seat constituencies.