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Egyptian parliamentary elections will be held in 2014. A presidential election is expected to be held before the parliamentary election occurs. The parliamentary election must be held within 6 months of the ratification of the constitution (which occurred on 18 January). A higher electoral commission that will review the election process was appointed on 11 September 2013 by interim president Adly Mansour.
The Salafist Nour Party has called for a mixed system of individuals and party lists that would be elected. The Constitution Party, the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, and the Free Egyptians Party have urged that open lists be utilized in the voting system. The National Council for Women and the Egyptian Feminist Union have supported the right of women to run in elections. The committee that will amend the parliamentary election and political rights laws was established on 15 April 2014. A mixed system will be used in the election. The Egyptian Social Democratic Party has stated that former NDP members as well as members of the Muslim Brotherhood should be allowed to run in the election if they have not been convicted of any crimes.
Multiple leftist parties will ally as the Coalition of Social Justice and Democracy. The alliance includes Tamarod, the Popular Current, the Arab Democratic Nasserist Party, the Dignity Party and the Socialist Popular Alliance Party. The Egyptian Social Democratic Party has allied with the New Wafd Party. The National Front Coalition with five parties (the National Progressive Unionist Party, the Future Party, the Conference Party, the Republican People's Party, and the Egyptian Patriotic Movement) will also compete. The Nour Party might ally with the Dissident Brotherhood Youth Alliance. The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy has not yet decided on whether to take part in the election.
A May 2013 PewResearch Poll found that 52% of Egyptians have a favorable view of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) (44% unfavorable), 45% have a favorable view of the National Salvation Front (NSF) (52% unfavorable), and 40% have a favorable view of the Al-Nour Party (52% unfavorable). A May 2013 Baseera Poll found that over one third of Egyptians have never heard of the NSF. Of those who did hear about it, 33% supported it and 57% did not.
A June 2013 Zogby Research Services poll found that 26% of Egyptians have confidence in the FJP, 29% have confidence in the Al-Nour Party, 22% have confidence in the NSF, and 25% have confidence in the April 6 Movement. The study found significant overlap between NSF and April 6 and between Al-Nour and FJP. 30% of Egyptians have confidence in FJP and/or Al-Nour; 34% have confidence in NSF and/or April 6. 39% of Egyptians, the survey found, express no confidence in any of the four major political groups. The political opinions of these 39%, however, for the most part match those of April 6/NSF supporters.
An opinion poll done in September 2013 by Zogby found that the Tamarod movement had the highest level of confidence at 35%; the FJP had the second-highest level of confidence at 34%. There were declines in confidence for the Nour Party and the April 6 Movement compared to the previous poll taken in July 2013. The percentage of people who felt confidence in no political party decreased to 17% in September 2013.
Opinion polls in Egypt are, however, unreliable, having failed to predict the outcome of the 2012 presidential elections.