Democracy in Egypt

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

6 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Not Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

3.36 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

130

Polity IV 2016

Score:

-4

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Closed Anocracy

Political System

System of Government Semi-Presidential system
Presidential Electoral System Two-round system
Last Presidential Election 2014
Next Presidential Election 2018
Presidential Term Limits Two, four-year terms
System of Appointment to Legislature

420 through individual candidacy system

120 through winner takes all party lists

27 appointed by the president

Last Legislative Election

2015

Next Legislative Election

2020

Number of Seats in Legislature 567
Female quota, representation in lower house Yes: legislated candidate quotas

Results

Last presidential election (2014)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round not needed
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi 96.91%
Hamdeen Sabahi 3.09%

 

Last legislative election (2015)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
Free Egyptians Party 56.63 41
Nation’s Future Party 51.68 26
New Wafd Party 27.27 16
Republican People’s Party 33.33 11
Al-Nour Party 25.27 8
Homeland Defenders Party 9.8 7
Conference Party 13.2 5
Egyptian Social Democratic Party 12.19 3
Modern Egypt Party 8 2
Conservative 4.28 1
Democratic Peace Party 14.03 1
Egyptian Patriotic Movement 6.66 1
Free Egyptian Building Party 9.09 1
Freedom Party 50 1
My Homeland Egypt Party 15 1
Leader Party 11.11 0

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