Presidential decree to end parliament’s 3rd legislative term

Daily News Egypt
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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a presidential decree ending the third legislative term of the parliament.

The decree is published in state’s official Gazette.

The parliament suspended its session on 26 July after granting confidence to the new government of Al-Sisi for a second term.

During the third term, a total of 111 laws were approved including legislation for comprehensive health insurance, persons with disabilities, trade unions and labour unions, as well as other laws for the electricity sector and consumer and antiquities protection.

The number of laws approved during the third term were fewer than the second, during which parliament approved 217 of the bills proposed by legislators and the government. The first term witnessed a low rate of bills passed, as only 82 were approved.

Article 115 of the 2014 constitution stipulates that the Egyptian parliament is to continue its session for at least nine months and could be extended.

The first round of parliament began on 13 January 2015 and included 596 members, convening after three years without a House of Representatives, and for the first time during President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s presidency.

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