Egyptian President Announces Transfer of Legislative Power to Parliament

In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, addresses parliament in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi announced on Saturday the transfer of the legislative power to the newly-elected parliament.

Final preparations are made for an opening session of parliament, in Cairo. File Photo

“I announce before you, the elected representatives of the people, that the legislative power transfers to the parliament, elected during the free elections,” Sisi said addressing the parliament.

Then-interim President Adly Mansour and Sisi held legislative power in the 2-year absence of a parliament in Egypt. The House of Representatives was elected in late 2015, after the dissolution of the previous legislature in 2012.

Read more:Sputniknews



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