Members of the Shura Councils legislative and constitutional committee said Wednesday they do not have access to accurate population distribution data to properly restructure the nation's electoral constituencies.
The committee is currently making amendments to elections legislation governing the upcoming parliamentary polls after the Supreme Constitutional Court highlighted five articles it said ran contrary to the constitution.
On Monday, the SCC said the council must redistribute electoral constituencies to better reflect population density and ensure regions are fairly represented in the House of Representatives.
Ahmed Kamal, the governments representative, said the data provided by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics are inaccurate since they are compiled manually. “The is no data more accurate than national ID numbers,” he said.