Weekly Briefs

Week in Brief – December 17-30, 2017

Summary The House of Representatives is in recess until January 8. Only committees and the cabinet will discuss or vote on legislation until the full legislature reconvenes. The two weeks surrounding Western Christmas and the new year were replete with...

Egypt Parliament Watch

Week in Brief – December 10-16, 2017

Summary This is the last scheduled weekly brief for 2017. Briefs will resume in 2018. The House of Representatives is in recess until December 17. Only committees and the cabinet will discuss or vote on legislation until the full legislature...

Egypt Parliament Watch

Week in Brief – December 3-9, 2017

Summary Download PDF The House of Representatives met for three days this week and returned to recess until December 17. Only committees and the cabinet will discuss or vote on legislation until the full legislature reconvenes. After six weeks of...

Egypt Parliament Watch

Week in Brief – November 26- December 2, 2017

Summary Download PDF The House of Representatives passed three laws governing the proposed Dabaa nuclear power plant in an emergency session this week. However, the legislature is still in recess until December 3. Therefore, only committees and the ministerial cabinet...

Egypt Parliament Watch

Week in Brief – November 19-25, 2017

Summary Download PDF The House of Representatives is in recess until December 3. The body, however, is set to reconvene next week for a special session to vote on three draft laws related to the proposed Dabaa nuclear power plant...

Egypt Parliament Watch

Week in Brief – November 12-18, 2017

Summary Download PDF The House of Representatives is in recess until November 19; therefore, only the Cabinet and committees will consider legislation until then. The actions of representatives this week were mainly reactionary. Issues like old statements about the Nile...

Egypt Parliament Watch

Week in Brief -November 5-11, 2017

Summary Download PDF The House of Representatives is in recess until November 19; therefore, only the Cabinet and committees will consider legislation until then. The actions of representatives this week were mainly reactionary. Issues like old statements about the Nile...

Egypt Parliament Watch

Week in Brief – October 29-November 4, 2017

Summary Download PDF A House of Representatives delegation to the United States met with a number of members of Congress, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, other policymakers, and Egyptians in New York and Washington. The delegation discussed issues...

Egypt Parliament Watch

Week in Brief – October 22-28, 2017

Summary Download PDF The House of Representatives passed the new national state of emergency decreed by President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi in the wake of the deadly October 20 attack in the Western Desert. Egypt has been under the state of...

Egypt Parliament Watch

Week in Brief – October 15-21, 2017

Summary Download PDF Parliament did not discuss or vote on the state of emergency decreed on October 12. The legality of the delayed consideration of the decree is highly questionable, as states of emergency are required to be “presented” to...