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Moqdad al Sharify: IHEC announces the end of Legal Period for registration Old Political Parties

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The IHEC announced the end of the legal period for registration of old parties at the end of the official working day on 12\12\2016 according to the political parties' law no. (36) of 1015

The Spokesperson and the Board of Commissioners Member Mr. Moqdad al Sharify declared that the article (58) of political parties in 2015identified the deadline for registration of the old parties participated in the previous elections, adding that the deadline comes as a part of implementing the mentioned article

Mr. Al Sharify stressed that the IHEC opened the registration through the department of political parties and organizations affairs after approving on the law. The number of old political parties registered until the end of the working day on 12\12\1016 was (133) parties, but the number of new parties was (79), indicating that the old parties which registered adjusted their legal status according to the procedures followed and identified by the law. The IHEC called all the parties many times to review the department of political parties and organizations affairs and complete the procedures of registration, and organized many media campaigns for this purpose

Concerning the new political parties, he pointed out that the IHEC and the concerned department continued the procedures of registration according to the articles of the law

It is mentioned that the Political Parties Law no. (36) of 2015 legislated by the house of representatives and was approved by the Presidency and implemented by the IHEC. The article (58) of the mentioned law identified the legal period for registration of old political parties participated in the previous elections and the deadline was 12\12\2016 otherwise the party considered dissolved       


Translated by

Rasha Khalil