Egyptian Parliament

Egyptian Parliament’s constitutional committee approves maritime demarcation deal with Greece

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 - 02:39 GMT

The Egyptian Parliament’s constitutional committee on Monday approved a maritime demarcation agreement to establish an exclusive economic zone between Egypt and Greece, after spotting no legal or constitutional violation.

Parliament Speaker tells state's Al Ahram why Egyptians should cast ballots in Senate race

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 - 09:40 GMT

“First of all, I call on all Egyptians to be keen on exercising their constitutional right to choose their representatives in the second parliamentary chamber,” Abdel Aal told Alaa Thabet, Al Ahram’s editor-in-chief.

Full statement: Egyptian Parliament authorizes President to send troops to Libya

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 - 12:08 GMT

Less than a week after Eygpt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said Egypt may intervene in Libya to face terrorism and protect national security at the Libyans' request and following the Parliament's approval, the Egyptian House of Representatives on Monday has authorized Sisi to “take necessary measures” to protect national security, giving a green light for the president to send troops to the war-torn country.

BREAKING| Egyptian Parliament gives green light for Sisi to send troops to Libya: sources

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 - 04:25 GMT

The Egyptian House of Representatives has authorized President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to “take necessary measures” to protect national security, giving a green light for the president to send troops to Libya.

BREAKING| Egypt’s parliament holds closed session on sending troops to Libya

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 - 03:31 GMT

The Egyptian House of Representatives is holding at the moment a secret session with Parliament members and the general secretariat of the House to discuss a sensitive topic that has not yet been announced.

Egyptian Parliament approves extending state of emergency, deducting 1% of salaries in face of coronavirus

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 - 12:49 GMT

Two thirds of members of the Egyptian Parliament, in a plenary session on Monday, approved a presidential decree to extend the state of emergency for three months, starting July 27.

Egyptian Parliament approves law on establishment of National Security Council

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 - 04:14 GMT

The Egyptian Parliament on Monday gave a final approval to a draft law introduced by the Cabinet on the country’s National Security Council, assigning new tasks to the Armed Forces in the event of “imminent danger.”

Egypt's President ratifies Senate, House, political rights laws

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 - 11:52 GMT

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday approved the draft laws regulating the legislative elections, the laws regulating the exercise of political rights, the laws on the Parliament, and the laws on the National Election Authority.

Egyptian House approves amendments to National Election Authority law

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 - 04:02 GMT

The Egyptian Parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment to Law no. 198 of 2017 on the National Election Authority (NEA), which is in charge of supervising elections and referendums in the northeastern African country.

Egyptian House approves bill granting workers, farmers fair representation in Parl’t

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 11:15 GMT

Before this amendment, this appropriate representation was only granted in the first Parliament formation after the 2014 Constitution came into effect.

Egyptian House approves article granting women 25% of parliamentary seats

Sun, 14 Jun 2020 - 05:56 GMT

The Egyptian Parliament has approved an amendment to an article in the constitution setting the number of MPs at 568 and giving women a quota of 25 percent of seats.

Egyptian Parliament’s legislative committee approves draft law on Senate

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 - 12:52 GMT

The approval came after the draft law has been widely hailed by the committee’s members, who affirmed that it complies with the constitutional articles in light of the latest amendments.

Egyptian House’s majority bloc to introduce draft law on reinstated Senate Sunday

Sat, 06 Jun 2020 - 09:43 GMT

The majority bloc inside the House of Representatives, Egypt’s Support Coalition, is preparing to introduce a draft law on the formation of the country’s reinstated Senate on Sunday, June 7th.

Egyptian MP tests positive for coronavirus, enters hospital

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 - 11:51 GMT

Parliament Member Hussein Ashmawi has been tested after he has suffered some respiratory symptoms, the Secretariat said, adding that he has moved to one of the hospitals in Giza, in lower Egypt, and that his health condition has been so far stable.

Another MP tests positive for coronavirus: Egyptian House

Sun, 31 May 2020 - 01:27 GMT

Fawzy has been moved to a private hospital in Cairo after he suffered some respiratory symptoms and was found to be coronavirus positive, the House said, noting that his health condition is currently stable.

Majority bloc: Egyptian Parliament’s election bill should be finished this year

Sun, 17 May 2020 - 11:55 GMT

Sigini, however, noted that tackling the coronavirus crisis and its economic and health implications in Egypt now has the priority, saying that talks about the next election during the current situation would be “useless.”

Sons of COVID-19 positive member of Egypt's Parliament contract virus: MP

Thu, 14 May 2020 - 01:46 GMT

MP Shereen Farrag has been isolated at Kasr El Aini hospital in Cairo to receive medical treatment, to be officially the first coronavirus case in the Egyptian Parliament.

COVID-19: Egypt’s deputy speaker urges banning domestic travel on ‘Eid’ holiday

Mon, 11 May 2020 - 12:55 GMT

Wahdan also called on the government to close all beaches and all roads leading to them.

Egypt's parliament delays convention for 2nd time due to COVID-19

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 - 09:35 GMT

The House of Representative delayed convening from April 12 to the 29th as precautionary measures against Covid-19.

Egyptian MP donates to daily workers affected by coronavirus crisis

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 - 12:02 GMT

A member of the Egyptian Parliament on Sunday announced donating money to daily workers, who were affected by the economic impact of the current coronavirus crisis.