Weekly Briefs

EPW Week in Brief – May 22-29, 2019

Summary  The Constitutional Affairs Committee approved amendments to laws governing various judicial bodies. The amendments bring these laws into accordance with recent amendments to the constitution which stipulate the president should appoint the heads of seven judicial entities. The House...

EPW Week in Brief – May 8-21, 2019

Summary Following the ratification of the constitutional amendments in April, the cabinet introduced and referred several bills to the House that would bring laws regulating judicial authority in line with the new language in the constitution. Specifically, the bills would...

EPW Week in Brief – May 1-7, 2019

Summary Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel ‘Al hosted new World Bank President David Malpass to discuss recent economic reforms in Egypt and to offer a history of Egypt’s House of Representatives. Malpass praised ongoing economic developments in...

EPW Week in Brief – April 25-30, 2019

Summary President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi traveled to China as part of the Belt and Road Summit, an economic forum attended by prominent business officials and world leaders. Members of Egypt’s House of Representatives described Sisi’s participation as an opportunity to...

EPW Week in Brief – April 18-24, 2019

Summary Leading up to the referendum for the proposed constitutional amendments, political parties and representatives continued to engage in promotional campaigns to encourage citizens to participate in the vote and to support the amendments. Referendum results were announced on April...

EPW Week in Brief – April 10-17, 2019

Summary The Constitutional Affairs Committee within the House of Representatives finalized the proposed constitutional amendments after reviewing all feedback for the initiative, and the package was subsequently referred to plenary session for the entire legislature to deliberate and vote upon....

EPW Week in Brief – April 3-9, 2019

Summary A subcommittee of the Constitutional Affairs committee finalized its report on feedback to the proposed constitutional amendments and sent it to the full committee to deliberate. After two days of discussions, Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel...

EPW Week in Brief – March 27-April 2, 2019

Summary The Constitutional Affairs Committee within the House of Representatives completed the last half of its social dialogue sessions with pertinent officials regarding the proposed constitutional amendments. While most of the attendees expressed their support for the proposals, some members...

EPW Week in Brief – March 21 – March 26, 2019

Summary The Constitutional Affairs Committee held its first three of six social dialogue sessions with relevant stakeholders March 20 and21 to discuss the proposed constitutional amendments. Most of the state-aligned officials in attendance supported the initiatives, though some officials raised...

EPW Week in Brief – March 13 – March 20, 2019

Summary The Constitutional Affairs Committee rescheduled its dialogue sessions with stakeholders over the constitutional amendments. The first three of six meetings are to be held March 20 and 21, and the latter three will occur March 27 and 28. The committee developed a list of 720 individuals, most of whom are known...