Parliament to hear new Cabinet’s program Saturday



Tue, 19 Jun 2018 - 11:27 GMT


Tue, 19 Jun 2018 - 11:27 GMT

FILE - Egyptian Parliament

FILE - Egyptian Parliament

CAIRO – 19 June 2018: MP Hisham Omara, a member of the political office of the Parliament’s Egypt Support Coalition said that the new Cabinet will introduce its plan to the Parliament on Saturday.

The Cabinet’s program will focus on three points, including supporting health and education sectors and involving the largest possible number of citizens in the social protection network for the needy people, Omara revealed in an interview with Al-Shrouk.

Parliament members will stress on the necessity of monitoring markets during the presence of the newly-appointed Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to prevent vendors from illegally increasing the prices of goods.

The Egypt Support Coalition will hold talks with the new ministers in the upcoming period to review their future plans and listen to their vision concerning the citizens' problems, MP Ahmed Abu Kreisha of the coalition’s political office said.

The pro-government Egypt Support Coalition holds around 400 of 597 seats in Parliament.

Earlier in June, President Abdel Fatah al Sisi ordered Madbouly to form a new government to succeed that of Sherif Ismail, who resigned on June 5. The new Cabinet has sworn-in on Thursday, with 12 new ministers, including the interior and defense ministers.

According to the Egyptian constitution, Madbouly has to make a statement before the Parliament, introducing the names of the ministers, and the Cabinet’s program. The Parliament will subsequently discuss Madbouly’s statement, according to law.

The Parliament then should assign a special committee with issuing a report on Madbouly’s statement. The report will be consequently reviewed by the Parliament in a plenary session.

In order for the new Cabinet to gain the Parliament’s trust, the majority (around 300) of Parliament members have to vote in favor of it.

If the new Cabinet does not gain the trust of the majority of Parliament members, President Sisi would then order a new prime minister, nominated by the coalition or the party that holds the majority of seats in the Parliament, to choose new ministries, according to the constitution.

If his new Cabinet is not approved by the Parliament within 30 days, the Parliament will be declared dissolved. President Sisi will then call for a Parliamentary election within two months. The new prime minister will then review the ministers’ names and Cabinet’s program before the new Parliament in its first session.

Once the new Parliament’s majority bloc approves the new Cabinet, the president will choose, in cooperation with the prime minister, the ministers of defense, interior, foreign affairs and justice.



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