Egypt will hold inaugural elections for a new second parliamentary chamber on Aug. 11-12, election commissioner Lasheen Ibrahim said on Saturday, Reuters reports.
Egypt is preparing to pass a law on the establishment of a new Senate as a second chamber of parliament, amid a debate over the purpose of its return mentioned in the 2013 constitution that was drafted following the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi.
The Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives Ali Abdul Aal on Sunday referred a request submitted by more than one-fifth of the parliament members to amend the constitution to the General Committee for discussion.
Some members of Egypt’s parliament are lobbying — once again — for the return to a bicameral legislature by reinstating the Shura Council, which was the structure under former President Hosni Mubarak.
Police forces arrested on Monday a leader from Al-Jama’a Al-Islamiyya as he is accused of participating in violence related events. Abdel Qader Abdel Gawad was sentenced to life in absentia, on charges of participating in violence that erupted in the city of Beni Suef after the dispersal of the Rabaa …
A citizen’s right to protest her government peacefully, a core democratic freedom, is severely restricted in most Arab countries, and Egypt is no exception. Egyptian authorities over many decades have relied upon one law in particular to suppress popular protest.
When I was asked to write a testimony on working in the women’s rights and gender field, I wanted to talk about what has been shrouded in silence within so-called progressive circles. I wanted to talk about the emotionally and physically painful traps set in patterns of relations that we …
Activist Ahmed Maher was released on Thursday, three days after he ended two prison terms.
Dozens of workers in the offices of the Egyptian parliament were prevented from attending their work after they were blacklisted as “terrorist” by private Egyptian newspapers, Quds Press reported yesterday.
The Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights’ (ESCR) lawyer Khaled Ali submitted an appeal on Tuesday against a verdict issued earlier by the Cairo Criminal Court against 22 protesters in the case dubbed as the “Shura Council Trial”.