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Egypt

Arab Republic of Egypt

82,079,636 24

Population (as of July 1, 2011)

Elections in our database

34.42%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
President President Head of State
People's Assembly Majlis Al-Sha'b Lower House
Advisory Council Majilis Al-Shura Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Adly MANSOUR *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Hazem AL BEBLAWI
  • Assembly: Egypt has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Advisory Council (Majilis Al-Shura) with 264 seats and the People's Assembly (Majlis Al-Sha'b) with 498 seats.

* President Mohammed MORSI was deposed in a military coup on July 5, 2013. The military announced that the President of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly MANSOUR would be acting President until elections could be held.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 6-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the Advisory Council (Majilis Al-Shura), 176 members are elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve 6-year terms and 88 members are appointed by the president to serve 6-year terms. In the People's Assembly (Majlis Al-Sha'b), 166 members are elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve 5-year terms and 332 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.**

** In the nominal tier, every district contains two seats and electors are given two votes. At least one seat in each district is reserved for a worker or farmer. If no candidate receives an absolute majority in the first round, a second round is held one week later. This round will contain the top 4 vote-getters, provided 2 are workers and/or farmers. If the two top candidates in the first round are not workers or farmers, the top candidate is elected, while a new simple majority poll is held a week later among the top workers and farmers. PR seats are broken into 46 districts, which are based on Egypt’s 27 governorates. In the nominal tier of seats, 166 members are divided into 83 districts. The threshold for entering parliament is .05%.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
People's Assembly 2000-10-18 - 20,987,453 -
People's Assembly 2000-10-29 - 20,987,453 -
People's Assembly 2000-11-08 - 20,987,453 -
Referendum 2005-05-25 17,184,302 32,036,353 53.64%
President 2005-09-07 7,305,036 31,826,284 22.95%
People's Assembly 2005-11-09 - 31,890,106 -
People's Assembly 2005-11-20 - 31,890,106 -
People's Assembly 2005-12-01 - 31,890,106 -
Referendum 2007-03-26 9,701,833 35,865,660 27.05%
People's Assembly 2010-06-01 - - -
People's Assembly 2010-06-08 - - -
People's Assembly 2010-11-28 - 31,890,106 -
People's Assembly 2010-12-05 - 31,890,106 -
Referendum 2011-03-19 18,537,954 45,000,000 41.2%
People's Assembly 2011-11-28 8,449,115 18,826,394 44.88%
People's Assembly 2011-12-14 - 5,065,000 -
Advisory Council 2012-01-29 3,543,972 50,065,000 7.08%
Advisory Council 2012-02-14 2,883,694 25,000,000 11.53%
President 2012-05-23 23,672,236 50,996,746 46.42%
President 2012-06-15 26,420,763 50,958,794 51.85%
Referendum 2012-12-15 17,058,317 50,996,746 33.45%
Referendum 2014-01-14 20,613,677 53,423,485 38.59%
President 2014-05-26 - - -
President 2014-06-16 - - -

Voter Turnout