Sisi orders the formation of the High Elections Committee

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday issued presidential decree no. 231 for the year 2014 to form the High Elections Committee.

Presidential spokesperson Ihab Badawi said the decree was based on the constitution of 18 January 2014, Law No. 46 of 1972 on the judiciary, Law No. 45 of 2014 on the exercise of political rights, the proposals of the justice minister and the approval of the Supreme Judicial Council and the State Council.
He explained that Law No. 45 of 2014 states that the High Elections Committee is chaired by the president of the Cairo Court of Appeal, with the membership of the two most senior vice-presidents of the Court of Cassation, the two most senior vice-presidents of the State Council and the two most senior presidents of courts of appeal, while the Supreme councils of judicial bodies choose an alternate member for each member of the committee based on seniority.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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