Egyptian parliament approves extending state of emergency

By Gamal Essam El-Din, 22 October 2018
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photo credit: neiljs/flickr
Egypt’s parliament – the House of Representatives – approved on Sunday a three-month extension of a nationwide state of emergency. In a short statement before parliament in a morning plenary session, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly told MPs that the extension is still necessary due to security challenges facing the country and the importance of fighting terrorist movements targeting Egypt. "The extension of the state of emergency is also necessary to ensure that the country moves forward on the road of comprehensive development in a climate of complete stability," said Madbouly, adding that "the efforts of combating terrorism have helped a lot in recovering stability and achieving a lot in the area of development." [ . . . ] Madbouly vowed that the government will resort to taking exceptional measures only in a way that strikes a balance between public freedoms and the necessities of national security.
Read the full article here: Ahram Online


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