Head of Egypt's Mustaqbal Watan Party elected as speaker of the Senate
Ahram Online, , Sunday 18 Oct 2020
Abdel-Razek was the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court from July 2016 to July 2018


Veteran judge Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razek has been elected as speaker of the Egyptian Senate after he ran un-contested for the position.

Abdel-Razek, 72, won 287 votes out of 299, with 12 votes void.

He was the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court from July 2016 to July 2018.

Abdel-Razek currently heads the Mustaqbal Watan (Future of the Homeland) Party, which holds a majority in parliament's Upper House, with 147 seats, or 74 percent of the 300 seats.

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