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Egypt's parliament gives vote of confidence to Sherif Ismail cabinet

Ahram Online , Wednesday 20 Apr 2016
Sherif Ismail
File Photo Snapshot from State TV of Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail delivering cabinet programme at the Egyptian Parliament House in Cairo, Sunday, 27 March 2016
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An overwhelming majority of Egyptian parliamentarians voted on Wednesday in favour of giving confidence to Prime Minister Sherif Ismail's cabinet. 

MP Haitham El-Hariri said on his official twitter account that 433 MPs voted in favour of Ismail's cabinet, while 38 voted against and five abstained.

Ismail presented in March the policy statement of his cabinet in a 205-page report.

Ismail said Egypt still faces great dangers that pose a threat to its national security, "coming not only from countries around us like Libya, ‎Palestine, Sudan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen, but also from within, in the form of terrorist attacks and ‎extremist thoughts.”

According to Article 146 of the constitution, the government's policy statement must gain a vote of confidence in parliament. 

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