President Sisi calls on Parliament to convene on Oct. 1

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 06:14 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday issued republican decree No.440 for 2022 calling on the House of Representatives to convene its third regular session of the second legislative term at 12 noon, local time, on the 1st of October.

Senate committee recommends financial allocations to support foreign missions to attract investments

Sat, 17 Sep 2022 - 08:38 GMT

The parliamentary committee stressed the importance of determining financial allocations to support the role of foreign missions in the field of attracting investment and facilitating the entry of Egyptian exports abroad.

Senate committee for Human Rights sends social protection-related recommendations to Egypt's gov't

Sat, 27 Aug 2022 - 10:47 GMT

The parliamentary recommendation comes in the light of its study of the economic and social development plan for the new fiscal year 2022/2023 in the field of competence of the committee.

Highlights: Egypt’s Senate approves 9 legislations during its 2nd round of sessions

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 - 11:47 GMT

Egypt’s Senate has approved during its second session of convening nine legislations.

Egypt advances to 48th position in empowering women politically

Tue, 10 May 2022 - 01:47 GMT

Egypt has advanced 48 ranks in the indicators of political empowerment of women in a global report on gender gap, according to Cabinet’s media center.

40 Egyptian political parties to present their views on national dialogue mechanisms

Tue, 10 May 2022 - 01:04 GMT

Secretary-general of the Coalition of Egyptian Parties Taysir Matar told Al Ahram Tuesday that representatives of the 40 member parties will meet Wednesday evening.

Egypt’s Presidential Pardon Committee launches online form to demand a prisoner’s release

Wed, 04 May 2022 - 11:19 GMT

The Presidential Pardon Committee has launched an online form to apply for the release of any prisoner per a presidential pardon.

Egypt's Senate approves new amendments to labor law

Sun, 02 Jan 2022 - 04:39 GMT

As per the new amendments, the public servant shall not be dismissed wrongfully. The Senators highlighted the importance of the labor bill in protecting the rights of the worker and the employer alike.

Egypt’s Senate approves partial exemption of public transport fares for senior citizens

Sun, 19 Dec 2021 - 12:03 GMT

On 21 November 2021, the bill was preliminarily approved by the Senate on Sunday. The law proposes a punishment of a maximum of one year and fined L.E. 1,000-10,000 for dereliction of duty on the part of a caregiver of an elderly.

Egyptian President Sisi invites parliament to hold 2nd inaugural session of 1st legislative term

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 - 12:53 GMT

The inaugural session is due to convene at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Gov't constitutionally committed to preparing line-item budget - Minister

Sun, 04 Jul 2021 - 04:41 GMT

Addressing the Senate, the minister added that the performance-based budget would be fully implemented within four years.

Senate finally Okays FY2021/2022 economic, social development plan

Mon, 31 May 2021 - 10:06 GMT

The upper chamber of parliament gave its final approval on Sunday after over a 4-hour session to debate the bill in the presence of Planning and Economic Development Minister Hala el Saeed.

Egypt’s Parliament, Senate announce ‘full support’ for Sisi’s efforts in reconstructing Palestinian state

Tue, 18 May 2021 - 03:35 GMT

Egypt’s Senate announced Tuesday its full support to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s announcement to allocate $500 million to the reconstruction of Gaza Strip, with the participation of Egyptian firms as well.

Egypt's Senate approves in principle Sovereign Sukuk Act

Mon, 17 May 2021 - 01:55 GMT

Senators praised the bill, stressing that it brings unconventional investments, complies with Islamic law, and preserves the state's right to ownership of assets and the rights of investors.

Egypt’s Senate approves new anti-FGM bill

Sun, 21 Mar 2021 - 04:16 GMT

The new amendments stipulated that whoever conducts female gentile mutilation by removing part of the female’s genitals or modifying, mutilating, or inflicting injuries to those organs shall be punished with imprisonment for a period of no less than five years.

Sisi approves Egypt’s Senate internal regulation

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 09:56 GMT

With publishing the law in the official gazette Al-Waqa'i' al-Misriyya on Thursday, the law will be applicable on the following day.

In Principle, Egypt’s Senate approves statute bill

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 12:04 GMT

The approval was granted in the plenary session that was held on Sunday. Lawmaker Rasha Wessim Abdel Rahman took the constitutional oath as deputy speaker of the Senate.

Plenary session of Egypt’s Senate convenes to discuss draft statute

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 10:39 GMT

The draft regulations consisted of 292 articles divided into 12 chapters.

The Coptic senator who became the Egyptian Senate's first female undersecretary

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 11:53 GMT

A Coptic woman from Ismailia was elected by the people to be a member in the Egyptian Senate, and was elected again inside the council to be its undersecretary.

How Sisi's choices of 100 members at Egyptian Senate guarantee partisan, gender, age diversity

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 10:41 GMT

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed 100 members out of 300 at the Senate in a fashion that guarantees diversity in the council.