2010 Egyptian Shura Council election

Elections for the Shura Council, the upper house of the Egyptian parliament, were held in Egypt on 1 June and 8 June 2010.[1][2] From a total of 264 seats 88 are up for election every three years, another 44 are appointed by the president. Out of 446 candidates for elections, 115 are from political parties and 331 are independents.[3]


Election monitoringEdit

"معظم دول العالم لا يوجد فيها إشراف قضائي على الانتخابات ومع ذلك تكون نزيهة وحيادية"

"Most of the world has no judicial supervision on elections, however, those elections are fair and impartial".[4]

— Gamal Mubarak, in a press conference

The election was not under any national court or international supervision. The General Secretary of the Policy Committee in the National Democratic Party Gamal Mubarak said in a press conference that, "This issue is governed by the law and the constitution which made it possible for civil society organizations to monitor the elections".[4] The Secretary of Education in the NDP, Mohamed Kamal, said that the party welcomes the supervision of national organizations, but refuses international monitoring. He also added that the abolition of judicial supervision of elections does not affect the integrity of the elections.

Summary of the 2010 Election resultsEdit

e • d Summary of the 1 June and 8 June 2010 Egyptian Shura Council election results
Parties Seats
1st 2nd Σ
National Democratic Party (Al'Hizb Al Watani Al Democrati) 74 6 80
Progressive National Unionist Party (Hizb al Tagammo' al Watani al Taqadommi al Wahdwawi) 1 0 1
Tomorrow Party (Hizb al-Ghad) 1 0 1
Arab Democratic Nasserist Party or Nasserist Party 1 0 1
Democratic Generation Party (Hizb El-Geel al-Democrati) 1 0 1
Independents (other) 0 4 4
Independents (Muslim Brotherhood - al-ikhwān al-muslimūn) 0 0 0
Appointees 44
Total 78 10 132


  2. ^ IFES Election Guide
  3. ^ "Shura Council elections to kick off Tuesday". Al Masry Al Youm. Retrieved 1 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b «National Democratic Party» emphasizes the unity of the parliamentary majority to reap and rejects any international monitoring of the elections

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