Sunday, October 09, 2011

New Egyptian Election Rules Ban Religious Slogans

Reuters reports that yesterday Egypt's ruling military council announced new election rules for the parliamentary elections which begin on Nov. 28.  Among the provisions in the decree are ones that strengthen the notion that Egypt is a civil state.  The decree provides: "Electoral campaigns based on the use of religious slogans or on racial or gender segregation are banned."  This may require the Islamic Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party to refrain from using its slogan "Islam is the solution" in the campaign.

UPDATE: Bikya Masr has more on the new election rules.