Egypt's president appoints ex-army commander Tarras in Senate

Ahram Online , Thursday 30 Mar 2023

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a decree appointing former Lieutenant-General Abdel-Moneim El-Tarras to the Senate, filling the vacant seat of MP Mostafa Kamel, who passed away in December.

Former Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) Abdel-Moneim El-Tarras. File photo


El-Sisi’s decree was published in the official gazette on Wednesday.

El-Tarras served as the chairman of the military’s Arab Organisation for Industrialisation (AOI) from 2018 to 2022 and as the commander of the Egyptian Air Defence Forces.

El-Sisi appointed El-Tarras as the presidential adviser for military affairs in 2016.

The Senate, which was reinstated in 2019 and inaugurated in 2020, is composed of 300 members; two-thirds are elected, the rest are appointed by the president, according to the law of parliament’s upper house.



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