Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 12:18 GMT
File- Members of Parliament start voting on the newly-proposed amendments to the 2014 Constitution on Thursday- Egypt Today/Hazem abdel-Samad
CAIRO - 21 January 2021: The House of Representatives, led by Speaker Hanafy Gebaly, on Thursday agreed on presidential decree No. 19 of year 2021 to extend the country’s state of emergency for three more months, starting at one p.m. on Sunday, January 24.
During the parliament's general session, MPs have voted in favor of extending the state of emergency in the country for additional three months.
Gebaly said following the voting that two-thirds of MPs approved imposing the state of emergency.
The state of emergency, which has been in effect since 2017, has been extended on the grounds of fighting terrorism, protecting national security and implementing development programs in a stable climate.