Last Update 9:21
Thursday, 19 September 2019

Parliament speaker: Egypt's restored People's Assembly to meet 'within hours'

Saad El-Katatni says parliament's reinstated lower house – slated to convene imminently – will practice 'full legislative and regulatory responsibilities'

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Jul 2012
El-Katatni
El-Katatni of the Muslim Brotherhood greets other members of parliament in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1946
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1946

The People's Assembly (the lower house of Egypt's parliament) will practice its full legislative and regulatory responsibilities as soon as it holds its next meeting, which is expected to be held "within hours," assembly speaker Saad El-Katatni declared in a statement issued early Sunday evening.

El-Katatni's declaration came after a surprise presidential decree issued by Egypt's newly-inaugurated President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday afternoon calling for the reinstatement of parliament's dissolved lower house.

Morsi's decree essentially revoked the military council's mid-June decision to dissolve the People's Assembly following a High Constitutional Court (HCC) ruling that deemed an elections law – which governed last year's legislative polls – unconstitutional.

El-Katatni, who is also a leading member of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, welcomed the president's decision.   

"The presidential resolution emphasises respect for the rule of law and the [democratic functioning] of state institutions," El-Katatni said in a short press statement.

Search Keywords:
Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.