Egyptian senate drafts bylaws in accordance with constitutional provisions

1 December 2020
President Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt (photo credit: Paul Kagame/flickr)
President Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt (photo credit: Paul Kagame/flickr)
Egypt's newly reconstituted Senate, headed by Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razek, approved its bylaws that will regulate its activities for the next five years in a final vote on Sunday. The Senate's bylaws come in line with the provisions of Articles 118 and 254 of the Constitution, especially as the Senate is constitutionally obligated to set its bylaws. These will guarantee its organisation of work, and enable it to exercise its competencies. [ . . . ] A debate arose during the session on how the Parliament will exercise its legislative and oversight powers. Some Senate representatives argued for the importance of emphasising its legislative and oversight competence, while other parties, including the Mostaqbal Watan Party and the Al-Wafd Party, want to make the terms of reference broader.
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