Egypt's parliament convenes after more than three-year absence - state tv

by Reuters
Sunday, 10 January 2016 07:08 GMT

CAIRO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Egypt's new parliament convened its opening session on Sunday, state television reported, more than three years after the old Islamist-dominated chamber was dissolved.

The new parliament, which will be dominated by an alliance loyal to Sisi, has 568 elected members plus another 28 appointed by the president himself.

Egypt's last parliament was elected in 2011-12 in its first free election following a popular uprising that ended autocrat Hosni Mubarak's 30-year presidency. A court dissolved that parliament in mid-2012. (Reporting by Mostafa Hashem; Writing by Eric Knecht)


Latest News
Comments Close
Egypt's parliament convenes after more than three-year absence - state tv

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus