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Egypt parliament to convene on Thursday for sixth legislative season

The meeting will represent the opening of a sixth legislative season

Gamal Essam El-Din , Wednesday 30 Sep 2020
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Egypt's parliament – the House of Representatives – will convene on Thursday to open its sixth legislative season.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued two decrees on Tuesday evening. The first (decree 478) is on the adjourning of parliament's fifth legislative season (on 24 August), and the second  (decree 570) is on the opening meeting of the sixth legislative season on Thursday – the first of October.

Parliament's tenure will end on 9 January 2021.

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Alaa Fouad told reporters two weeks ago that parliament will hold a meeting on 1 October to discuss a number of laws that were referred by the government.

Fouad said that two laws on National Planning and the Value Added Tax were referred by the government. 

Egypt's Senate is also expected to meet soon after its election was held in August and September.

President El-Sisi is expected to issue a decree soon naming 100 appointees in the Senate, bringing the number of members to a total of 300.

Parliamentary elections will be held in Egypt to elect a new House of Representatives between 21 October and 8 December.

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