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Egypt parliament approves extending state of emergency for another three months

Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Jan 2019
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Egypt’s parliament – the House of Representatives – approved on Sunday a three-month extension of a nationwide state of emergency.

The extension of the state of emergency will go in effect starting 1am Cairo local time on 15 January 2019.

According to the parliament bylaws, a majority of MPs should approve the declaration of the state of the emergency, while the support of 1/3 of MPs is required to extend the state of emergency.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi first imposed the three-month nationwide state of emergency in April 2017, following twin bombings at two churches in Gharbeya and Alexandria, which killed at least 47 and wounded over 120.

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