Egypt's parliament convenes after more than three-year absence

January 10, 2016 09:11

CAIRO - Egypt's new parliament convened its opening session on Sunday, state television reported, more than three years after the old Islamist-dominated chamber was dissolved.

The new parliament, which will be dominated by an alliance loyal to Sisi, has 568 elected members plus another 28 appointed by the president himself.

Egypt's last parliament was elected in 2011-12 in its first free election following a popular uprising that ended autocrat Hosni Mubarak's 30-year presidency. A court dissolved that parliament in mid-2012.

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