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Egypt's Ministry of Interior stated that they had cracked down on two terrorist cells of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Monufia Governorate north of Cairo.
Over the past two days, Egypt's primary courts throughout the country opened their doors for thousands of candidates applying for the upcoming parliamentary elections to the House of Representatives. Egypt's Supreme Elections Committee SEC confirmed that the candidates' selection will be fair and transparent.
The Political Parties Affairs Committee (PPAC) has not yet taken a decision regarding the controversial request submitted by the No-To- Religious-Parties Campaign, which many believe is backed by Egypt's government attempting to exclude political parties based on religious backgrounds from the future House of Representatives, while it (the government) stated on various occasions the importance of reconciliation in order to relieve the country from the congestion that hit the country since the military coup d'etat of July 3, 2013, according to a news report released by Aljazeera.
During a workshop held on Wednesday on “Freedom and Integrity of Egypt's Parliamentary Elections: Between National Legislation and International Principles”, Nabīl Hilmi, dean of the Faculty of Law in Egypt's University of Al-Zaqazīq said: “Instead of seeking the integrity of elections, one ought to seek the integrity of democracy”, adding that the tripartite membership in the electoral process: the candidate, the voter, and the state , all would benefit of any falsification in the electoral results.
During a live interview conducted on Wednesday by “Al-Hayā al-Yawm” team, head of Ḥizb al-Tajammu‘ Party and member of the Constitution 50-committee, Hussein `Abd-al-Rāziq said that those who call for a constitutional amendment want President Al-Sisi to become “an absolute ruler”, emphasizing that this does not serve either the President or the country.