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Further economic and political reforms top Egypt’s to-do list

Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli delivered a statement to parliament on his government’s policy programme

The pro-regime Mostaqbal Watan Party will dominate parliamentary business

MPs said Osama Heikal shouldn't work as both the minister of information and the chairman of the Egyptian Media Production City at the same time

Other cabinet ministers will also deliver statements on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

This comes days after the board of directors of the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company passed, on 11 January, a resolution liquidating the company and dividing it into two new entities.

Parliament said the implementation of the programme fell short of expectations and is full of shortcomings and negative points

Senior officials of the pro-government party, Mostaqbal Watan, were elected as chairmen of 18 parliamentary committees on Thursday

The resignation comes one day after the election of a speaker for the new parliament on Tuesday

Following four procedural sittings this week parliament is expected to begin work on a host of draft laws

Businessmen who won seats in the last election are expected to chair important parliamentary committees

The newly-elected MPs will take the constitutional oath, elect a speaker and two deputies, amid strict anti-coronavirus measures

'I don't have information on which cabinet ministers will stay or leave, but I got reliable information that an imminent cabinet reshuffle is expected in the coming period,' said Mostafa Bakri

MPs will also have to elect a speaker and two deputies when the new parliament meets on Tuesday

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi will soon issue a presidential decree setting a date for the opening session of Egypt’s newly-elected parliament

Parliament’s final session saw a plethora of new laws passed by MPs

The bloc will include independents and deputies affiliated with the two political parties of El-Tagammu and the Egyptian Socialist Democratic Party

New MPs said Egypt's human rights record is facing ferocious attacks from politicised and biased Western organisations

The three MPs will be replaced either by holding by-elections or by "reserve candidates"

The resolution is politicised and unbalanced, said Egypt's parliament, urging the avoidance of 'double standards'

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