El Parlamento egipcio aprobó este jueves de forma preliminar las enmiendas a la Constitución propuestas por el principal bloque de la Cámara, de apoyo al presidente Abdelfatah al Sisi, que abren la puerta a su permanencia en el poder hasta 2014 y fortalecen el rol interno del
CAIRO – 17 June 2018: The Parliament will review a number of topics following Eid Al-Fitr holiday, with the program of the new Cabinet headed by PM Mostafa Madbouly on top of the list. The program is set to be introduced to the Parliament in the upcoming sessions.
Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic feast that follows the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
The 32 ministers in the cabinet of Egypt's newly appointed Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly were sworn in before President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Thursday.
Last week, President El-Sisi appointed Housing Minister Madbouly as a new prime minister and tasked him with forming the new cabinet, following the resignation of the cabinet of former PM Sherif Ismail.
The new cabinet includes 12 new ministers.
Mohamed Zaki – Minister of Defence
After approving a draft law on press and media regulation in principle on Sunday, Egypt’s parliament endorsed two complementary laws aiming to establish the activity of the National Press Authority and the National Media Authority.
Parliamentary Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal said "as the two laws are subject to revision by the State Council in legal and constitutional terms, a final vote will be postponed to a later date."
Egypt's newly appointed Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has started consultations to form a new cabinet and is expected to be sworn in next week, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
Cabinet sources said that Madbouly is expected to finish forming the new government next week and will be sworn in before Eid El-Fetr, which is expected on Friday 15 June. The sources said that the new cabinet will include between 17 to 20 new ministers, mostly from service ministries.
La Oficina del Alto Comisionado de Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos denunció hoy una campaña de arrestos y detenciones de activistas y periodistas en Egipto que ahonda la represión y la falta de libertades en el país.
"La detención arbitraria se ha convertido en un problema crónico en Egipto", indicó en rueda de prensa la portavoz de la Oficina, Ravina Shamdasani.
El presidente egipcio fue investido por segunda vez, en un entorno de represión y tras ser elegido en marzo por un 97,08% de los votos. Durante la ceremonia prometió diálogo con todos los partidos, menos con los que “eligieron la violencia”.
El presidente Abdelfatah al Sisi, político y militar egipcio, fue investido este sábado 2 de junio por el Parlamento del país, después de obtener en las elecciones de marzo un 97,08% de los votos. Al Sisi emprende así su segundo mandato, y en teoría último, por un período de cuatro años.
The parliamentary landscape is being redrawn as MPs from For the Sake of Egypt and Free Egyptians Party migrate
Future of Homeland Party head Ashraf Rashad has revealed that 150 independent MPs who are members of the For the Sake of Egypt Association have decided to join the party. The new intake will quadruple the party’s representation in parliament.
Egypt’s Parliament is conducting final preparations for the inauguration of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as president of Egypt for a second term, after he won the election held on March by 97%.
Sisi will officially begin his second term as president next Saturday according to Al-Ahram newspaper, following a constitutional oath before the special session of the parliament, which will attended by members of the House of Representatives as well as a number of guests and the media.
The arrest of Hazim Abdelazim is the latest in Egypt's ongoing crackdown on dissenting voices.
Egyptian police have arrested a one-time campaigner turned critic for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a police official said on Sunday.
The police official did not give a reason for the overnight arrest of Hazim Abdelazim, but a source told Reuters news agency that he was arrested on suspicion of publishing false news and inciting against the state.
Half of the Free Egyptians Party's (FEP) Parliamentary bloc have resigned from the liberal party and joined Future of the Nation Party, news reports said on Tuesday, in the latest partisan reshuffle of Egypt's House of Representatives.
In statements to Shorouk Daily on Tuesday, MP Mohamed El-Masood, who resigned from FEP and joined Future of the Nation party, said half of the FEP parliamentary bloc had switched camps.
Al Tagammu Party praised Sunday the suggested idea of launching alliances between political parties ahead of the coming municipal elections. However, the leftist party asserted that it will not join any alliance that includes Al Nour Salafi Party.
Al Tagammu Spokesperson, Nabil Zaki, told Egypt Today that the party’s policy rejects any alliances or cooperation with a party based on religious concepts. Zaki added that upcoming municipal elections will not witness any cooperation between Al Tagammu and Al Nour Party.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi held an “Ask the President” session during the National Youth Conference on Wednesday; a move seemingly unprecedented for an Egyptian president. The questions, too, were unusually straightforward; no one was beating around the bush.
What the Q&A session signified in terms of internal policies was somewhat a new strategy for bringing the people and their president on closer terms. The presidential palace was opening wide, and the president was going to meet the people half way.
Political parties are preparing for the local government elections, slated to take place at the end of 2018 or the early beginnings of 2019, as announced by Speaker of the Parliament Ali Abdel Aal.
The Ministry of Local Development has reportedly allocated specific portions from its 2018/2019 budget to local councils, implying the government’s intention to permit municipal councils to work once again, MP Yousry al Asiouty, member of the parliamentary committee for local development, said in press remarks on Friday.
Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal said Monday that the local elections will be held in 2018, which is sooner than the date expected by some officials.
"The Local Administration Committee in the Parliament has finished discussing a draft law for the local administration," Abdel Aal said in a statement, referring to the draft law which is set to allow the first local polls in a decade to be held.
A few days after Parliament’s majority Egypt Support coalition announced its ambition to merge all the parties comprising the coalition into one unified party in order to “politically support the state”, the Wafd Party is seeking to form an opposition coalition inside the Parliament.
Sources revealed that Wafd Party Chairman Bahaa el-Din Abu Shoka is discussing a suggestion to form an opposition coalition with a number of Parliament members. If formed, the coalition will be a sole rival to the pro-government Egypt Support coalition.
Egypt has extended its state of emergency for the fourth time, sparking controversy in political and legal circles about the security reasons behind this step and whether the decision is constitutional.
The constitution clearly states that a state of emergency can last a maximum of three months, with one three-month extension. Egypt has been living under a state of emergency for 12 months, and now has at least three more months to go.
The head of the Parliament’s majority Support Egypt coalition, Mohamed Al-Sewedi, met on Tuesday at the coalition headquarters members of the Parliamentary bloc’s offices in all of Egypt’s governorates.
Members of the Egyptian parliament’s majority bloc has been putting out feelers lately to see how the Egyptian citizens will react to the suggestion of merging all parties within the coalition into a unified party.
Around 100 partisan and independent parliamentary members met with Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal in the Shura Council’s lobby to discuss a suggestion of turning the Support Egypt parliamentary coalition into a political party.
Abdel Aal said that the idea, which was suggested by the president of the coalition Mohammed al-Sewedi, is doable.
Member of the coalition’s political bureau Tharwat Bekhet told Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper that the idea needs great efforts and practical measures that will make the party strong and viable.