CAIRO, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian parliamentary elections will begin on April 28 and be held on four stages, Ahram online reported Thursday.
Earlier in the day, the Shura Council (upper house of the parliament), which temporarily holds legislative power, endorsed an amendment referred by the constitutional court over the parliamentary election law.
The amendment came after the constitutional court on Monday had rejected the parliamentary election law, deeming some of its articles as "unconstitutional."
Egypt's lower house of parliament was dissolved last year due to unconstitutionality of its vote. The Shura Council will hold full legislative authority until the lower house of the parliament is elected.