Egyptian parties propose changes to election law
In Egypt, the political parties and public movements involved in a national reconciliation dialogue have passed amendments to the law on parliamentary elections, presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported.
The changes provide obligatory inclusion of women into parties' election lists and ban one and the same candidate from running both on a party list and as a self-nominee.
The number of seats in the lower house will remain unchanged - 498. The National Salvation Front, one of Egypt's largest opposition forces, refused to engage in the dialogue.