MPs meet at the beginning of each parliamentary session to elect the senior members of the House’s 25 committees, with each MP required to select a head, two deputies, and one secretary-general for each committee.
The Mostaqbal Watan Party holds a majority of 316 seats (54 percent) out of a total 596 in Egypt's House of Representatives.
The following is a complete list of Mostaqbal Watan MPs who were elected chairmen of 18 parliamentary committees. The 18 Mostaqbal Watan MPs won uncontested.
The Sports and Youth Committee: Mahmoud Hussein
The Social Solidarity Committee: Abdel-Hadi El-Qasabi
The Education Committee: Sami Hashem
The Complaints and Proposals Committee: Atef Nasser
The Tourism and Civil Aviation Committee: Nora Ali
The Agriculture and Irrigation Committee: Hesham El-Hosary
The Energy and Environment Committee: Hossam El-Din Awadallah Saleh
The Telecommunications and Information Technology Committee: Ahmed Badawi
The Housing Committee: Emad Saad Hammouda
The Transportation Committee: Alaa Abed
The Economic Affairs Committee: Mohamed Soliman
The Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises Committee: Mohamed Kamal Marie
The Human Rights Committee: Tarek Radwan
The Foreign Affairs Committee: Karim Darwish
The Health Affairs Committee: Ashraf Hatem
The Local Administration Committee: Ahmed El-Signi
The Arab Affairs Committee: Youssri El-Moghazi
The Defence and National Defence Committee: Ahmed El-Awadi
Five public figures picked by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi were also elected uncontested as chairmen of parliamentary committees:
The Labour Force Committee: Adel Abdel-Fadil
The Religious Affairs Committee: Ali Gomaa
The Budget and Planning Committee: Fakhry El-Fiqi
The Culture, Media and Antiquities Committee: Doreya Sharafeddin
The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee: Ibrahim El-Heneidi
Results also show that two MPs, one independent and one affiliated with the opposition Egyptian Freedom Party, were elected chairmen of the following parliamentary committees:
The African Affairs Committee: Independent Businessman Sherif El-Gabali
The Industrial Committee: Businessman and head of the Egyptian Freedom party Moataz Mohamed Mahmoud
House speaker Hanafi Gibali announced that six MPs were approved as heads of the parliamentary groups of six political parties. These are:
Mostaqbal Watan: Ashraf Rashad
The Guardians of the Nation: Ahmed Shalaby
The Congress: Mohamed El-Sayed Tolba
The Egyptian Freedom: Mohamed Attia El-Fayoumi
El-Nour: Ahmed Khalil
El-Tagammu: Atef Meghawri
At the end of Sunday's session, speaker Gibali revealed that three government-drafted bills had been referred to the House to be discussed and voted on. The first is a legislative amendment to the law regulating compensations related to general contracting, supplies and service contracts. The second and third ones are amendments to the laws regulating the performance of the Police Academy and the Police Institution.
The House's next plenary meeting will be held on 16 October.