After over two years without a legislative body, Egyptian voters will head to the polls October 18-19 and November 22-23 to vote in parliamentary elections. Egypt’s political transitions over the past years have resulted in a complex landscape of political actors, issues, and interests.

In keeping with the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy’s (TIMEP) Presidential Elections Project, which covered presidential elections in 2014, TIMEP will provide comprehensive reporting and analysis of elections throughout the monthlong process. The project will offer clarity for policymakers, analysts, and a general public seeking to make sense of the Egyptian political scene—a clarity that can form the basis of effective policy toward and in the country.

Project Components:

Map: TIMEP provides exclusive and detailed interactive elections maps, displaying historic results and information on the district level for 2011 and live results for 2015. As 2015 elections results are released, the map will be updated to reflect party and individual candidate results.

Profiles and Interviews: TIMEP has developed comprehensive profiles and conducted on-the-ground interviews for major Egyptian parties and coalitions participating in the elections. These features will provide concise information on the actors working within a deeply complex political system.

Commentary: To explore the complexities of Egypt’s political landscape, TIMEP has drawn on its deep network of experts with a breadth of experience in Egyptian politics. Analyses will touch on issues related to democratic transition, representation, and the basics of the parliamentary elections.

Exclusive Coverage: TIMEP will publish exclusive coverage on each day of elections from reporters on the ground. At the end of each phase of elections, TIMEP will publish a larger report analyzing observations and findings based on reporters’ discussions with voters.

TIMEP’s map was built using open source data. Due to the lack of comprehensive open source data available, district boundaries may not be exact. 

It is TIMEP’s goal to provide a wide range of viewpoints and perspectives; thus, the opinions of the authors are their own, and do not reflect TIMEP’s institutional positions.