The parliamentary session is its first and began at 9 am. The session was announced and run by Bahaa El-Din Abu Shoka, the Secretary-General of Al-Wafd Party, and an appointed member of the parliament among 27 others chosen by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on 31 December 2015.
Abu Shoka temporarily administered the session, as he is the eldest member, according to the legal stipulations.
The session unfolded for over nine hours and included the election of the parliament speaker.
Photos by Ahmed Al-Malky