Egypt to hold parliamentary election starting March 22-23: commission

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Posted: Jan 08, 2015 12:34 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a parliamentary election in two phases starting on March 22-23, the election commission said on Thursday, something the government hopes will deliver political and economic stability after nearly four years of turmoil.

The most populous Arab country has been without a parliament since June 2012, when a court dissolved the democratically-elected main chamber, reversing a major accomplishment of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

The parliamentary election is the final step in a political roadmap the army announced in July 2013 after it toppled elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood after mass protests against his rule.

(Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Michael Georgy and Robin Pomeroy)