Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi ordered to form a parliamentary election commission to prepare for the upcoming parliamentary polls, a presidential spokesperson said.

The presidential decree issued by Sisi was in accordance with the amended constitution, the political rights law and the judicial authority law. The preparatory procedures for Egypt’s parliamentary elections have been set to kick off in mid-July, according to the newly- approved constitution. The parliamentary election body is to be presided by the head of Appeal Court according to the law.

After the amended constitution was approved in mid-January and the presidential election concluded in early June, the parliamentary election is considered the third and final phase of the future roadmap outlined by the military following the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.