We will revive the Egyptian Shura Council: FJP candidate for speaker

Ahram Online, Monday 27 Feb 2012

The Shura Council will have an effective role in devising laws after being marginalised during the Mubarak regime, says Ahmed Fahmi, the Brotherhood's party candidate for speaker of the upper house of parliament

MP Ahmed Fahmy (Photo: Ikhwan Online)
MP Ahmed Fahmy (Photo: Ikhwan Online)

The Shura Council (Upper House of Parliament) will reclaim its role in Egypt’s political scene after being marginalised by the former regime of Hosni Mubarak, says Ahmed Fahmy who is vying for the position of the council’s speaker.

Fahmy is the candidate put forward by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, which won a majority of the seats in the Upper House in the elections that ended last week.

“We will do our best so that the Shura Council regains its authority in order to help in the revival of the nation,” Fahmy said.

“The council will also play a big role in preparing legislation and solving the country’s problems.”

Fahmy, an MP from the governorate of Sharqiya , will be the successor of notorious Mubarak-regime figure Safwat El-Sherif, in the first post-Mubarak parliament elections.

The Freedom and Justice party, that won more than 50 percent of the seats of the Shura Council, has also appointed MP Ali Fath Al-Bab to head the parliamentary body of the FJP in the Upper House.

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