Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 05:33 GMT
Cairo – 12 January 2020: Egypt’s member of Parliament started casting ballots to elect two Deputies for Egypt’s House of Representatives, Monday after electing Chancellor Hanafy Ali El Gebali as the new Speaker of Egypt’s House of representatives.
Eight candidates announced running for the post including three women.
The candidates are: MP Soliman Wahdan, member of Al Wafd Party, Veteran businessman and MP Mohammed Abu El-Enein, Well-known writer and journalist Farida el-Shoubashy, Professor Hanan Abdel Monem Awad, vice President of Aswan University, MP Mohamed Abdel Aziz, member of the National council for Human Rights,MP Sahar Bishier Mokhtar Maatouk, MP Mohamed Ahmed al Gabalawy and Chancellor Ahmed Saad al deen.
Gebali was nominated to the parliament Speaker post by the National List for Egypt, which has the majority of seats in Egypt's 2021 parliament with up to 284 seats.
Other three candidates competed Gebali for the Speaker’s post, including former official at the Administrative Control Authority Mohamed Salah Abou Hemela, Medical doctor Ahmed Abdel Hakim Youssef Darag and Mohamed Medina, member of Al Wafd Party.
Members of the parliament casted their ballots electing the new speaker during the inaugural session of Parliament 2021, which was headed by Farida Shobashi as the oldest member. She is also the first woman to chair the opening session of the House of Representatives.