Parliamentarian Ziad El-Eleime
announced on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon that MPs representing the Egyptian Social Democratic Party
and the "Revolution Continues" coalition
, along with several independent MPs, had walked out of Tuesday's parliamentary session to protest a perceived bias on the part of Parliamentary Speaker Saad El-Katatni regarding the latter's choice of speakers during the assembly's eighth and ninth sessions on Tuesday.
El-Eleimi and other MPs accused El-Katatni of being biased in favour of his Freedom and Justice Party (FJP).
El-Katatni stated at the beginning of the ninth session on Tuesday afternoon that 51 members of parliament had spoken during the assembly's ninth session on Tuesday morning.