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Project Description

This site was developed as a resource for researchers, NGOs, and anyone who wishes to learn more about the Egyptian electoral process. It currently contains information on the electoral system based on the 25 September 2011 passage of law 121/2011 regulating parliamentary election.

Contents

People's Assembly Majoritarian System Districts

A visual representation of the People's Assembly majoritarian system districts, colored by voting age population; uses Google Maps to display an interactive map in your web browser. For those with a browser that supports and includes the Google Earth Plug-in, an enhanced version of this map featuring district names as visible labels is available here.

People's Assembly Proportional System Districts

A visual representation of the People's Assembly proportional system districts, colored by voting age population per representative; uses Google Maps to display an interactive map in your web browser. For those with a browser that supports and includes the Google Earth Plug-in, an enhanced version of this map featuring district names as visible labels is available here.

Data Downloads

Data in various formats to be viewed offline.

Coming Soon

Demographic Data: Additional information on the demographic composition of districts.

Elections Archive: Maps, census data, and results from 2000, 2005, and 2010 Egyptian Parliamentary elections.

Analysis Blog: Contributors invited to offer analysis of the Egyptian electoral landscape.

Director

Professor Amel Ahmed of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Funding

This project was generously funded by a Healy Grant from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS), and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) for their assistance with the research for this project. I am also grateful to Dr. Nael Shama, Mr. Amr Gharbia, Mr. Yosri Ezbawi, and Amna Kadry, P. Eng for their help in locating relevant data. Finally, a special thanks to Christopher Golden for website construction and data management.