Sisi issues decree on conclusion of 3rd ordinary legislative session

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Fri, 03 Aug 2018 - 04:36 GMT

File - Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi delivers a speech before parliament

File - Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi delivers a speech before parliament

CAIRO - 3 August 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a decree on Friday to announce the conclusion of the third ordinary session of the legislature as of Thursday, July 26.

The decree was published in the official gazette on Friday.

Following the president's decree, the parliament will begin its summer break, the longest recess on parliament's calendar.

At the closing session of the parliament's third year on Thursday, July 26, Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal said that the fourth ordinary session of the legislature will start as per the date set in the president's decree.

Under Article 115 of the Constitution, the president is obliged to invite the parliament to reconvene for a new parliamentary session before the first Thursday of the month of October every year.

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