ElectionGudie

Oct. 18, 2000 Held

24,602,241
Registered to Vote
Egypt

Arab Republic of Egypt

Election for Majlis Al-Sha'b (Egyptian People's Assembly)

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At stake in this election:

  • 444 seats in the People's Assembly (Majlis al-Sha'b)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mohamed Hosni MUBARAK
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Atef Muhammad EBEID
  • Assembly: Egypt has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the People's Assembly (Majlis al-Sha'b) with 454 seats and the Advisory Council (Majlis al-Shura) with 264 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular referendum to serve a 6-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the People's Assembly (Majlis al-Sha'b), 444 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms and 10 members are appointed by the president to serve 5-year terms. In the Advisory Council (Majlis al-Shura), 176 members are elected by popular vote to serve 6-year terms and 88 members are appointed by the president to serve 6-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: National Democratic Party (NDP)
    • Leader: Hosni MUBARAK
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 388
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 318
  • Party: The New Wafd Party
    • Leader: Dr No'man GOMAA
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 7
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 6
  • Party: National Progressive Unionist Grouping Party/ Al Tagammu Party
    • Leader: Khaled MOHEIDDIN
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 6
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 5
  • Party: Nasserite Party
    • Leader: Diaeddin DAWOOD
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 3
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 1

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Last election to the People's Assembly: November 29, 1995.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 68,334,905 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 24,602,241 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 33,980,766 (2000)

·         Is Egypt a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (16 July 1980)

·         Has Egypt ratified CEDAW: Yes (18 September 1981)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 11 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 108 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Egypt a signatory to CRPD: Yes (4 April 2007)

·         Has Egypt ratified CRPD: Yes (14 April 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 10,250,235 (est.)