The House urged the countries that participated in the statement to “not inaugurate themselves as guardians on Egypt”
Headed by Senate Speaker Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razek, the first session of the reinstated Senate was concluded on Monday, after officers of its 14 specialized committees were elected.
Abdel Razek served as the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court between 2016 and 2018.
Abdel Razek has been chosen for the post after 287 people of the 300-member Senate voted for him.
Citizens and officials, including the President, were seen while casting their ballots in the elections of the re-instated Egyptian Senate, amid calls for citizens to practice their constitutional right for the vital role the Senate is expected to play in the political scene.
Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem said that the Senate comes to balance the legislative life in Egypt.
Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed said 2,858 ambulance vehicles and 11 water ambulances were deployed nationwide, to secure the Senate elections in terms of the medical situation, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
The Egyptian Embassy in Algeria on Sunday received expats’ ballots by email in Senate elections, which kicked off on Sunday 9:00 am local time for Expats and is set to last until Monday.
Egypt’s Minister of Immigration called on all Egyptians abroad to cast their ballots on the first day of the Senate elections, which kicked off on Sunday 9:00 am local time for Expats and is set to last until Monday.
The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development (ECHRD) has organized a training course for observers of the Senate elections, set to be held in August, with the participation of representatives of 25 non-governmental organizations.
The National Election Authority, which is in charge of supervising the electoral process in the northeastern African country, has excluded expats in Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia from voting in the August Senate elections, due to unstable conditions of these states.
Concerning Article 250 of the electoral system and formation of the Senate, it has been “shallow” in terms of technical details, the paper read, in a way that would enable the legislator, when drafting a law, to impose what is consistent with his vision and targets without any constitutional restrictions.
The approval came after the draft law has been widely hailed by the committee’s members, who affirmed that it complies with the constitutional articles in light of the latest amendments.
The majority bloc inside the House of Representatives, Egypt’s Support Coalition, is preparing to introduce a draft law on the formation of the country’s reinstated Senate on Sunday, June 7th.