Egypt constituency law sets stage for long-awaited elections

December 18, 2014 1:17 PM

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Egypt constituency law sets stage for long-awaited elections

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Thursday cleared a final hurdle to long-awaited parliamentary elections seen as decisive in cementing the rule of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted President Mohamed Mursi, and excluding the banned Muslim Brotherhood from politics.

The draft law defining voting districts still requires the approval of Sisi, who won a presidential election in May after leading the army's ouster of Mursi, but that is seen as a formality.

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