The plenary session of Egypt’s Senate has kicked off on Sunday- press photo
CAIRO – 29 November 2020: The plenary session of Egypt’s Senate has kicked off on Sunday under the presidency of judge Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razeq to discuss the Senate’s draft statute, according to a statement from the Senate.
Drafting the Senate’s statute based on all the constitutional texts (Articles No. 118 and 254 of the 2014 Constitution) and legal materials regulating the work of the Senate to avoid any formal or substantive violation, said Abdel-Razeq in the statement.
He paid gratitude to the members of the ad hoc committee tasked with drafting the Senate's statute, noting that the draft regulations consisted of 292 articles divided into 12 chapters.
On October 18, 2020, the Senate witnessed the inaugural session, during which Abdel-Razeq was elected as the Speaker, besides electing two deputies.
In the plenary session, Lawmaker Rasha Wessim Abdel Rahman took the constitutional oath as deputy speaker of Senate on Sunday.
On October 1, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi issued, decree no. 577 of 2020 to invite the Senate to hold its first regular session of the first legislative term. In August, Counselor Lashin Ibrahim, head of the National Elections Authority and deputy president of the Court of Cassation announced that 8.959 million votes cast their ballots in the Senate elections.