July 5, 2020 / 9:55 AM / a month ago

Egypt to hold senate elections on Aug 11-12: commissioner

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will hold elections for a second parliamentary chamber on Aug 11-12, election commissioner Lasheen Ibrahim told a televised press conference on Saturday.

Members of the chamber, known as the Council of Senators, will be two-thirds elected by the public and the rest appointed by the president.

Reporting by Nadine Awadalla and Ahmed Tolba, Editing by William Maclean

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