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Parliament Speaker announces end of fourth legislative term

This term witnessed approval of 156 laws

Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal announced the end of the fourth legislative term of the 2015 parliament in a plenary session on Monday.

Abdel Aal said that the parliament has approved 156 law during this term.

“I assure that parliament is always keen to provide various media outlets with a continuous follow-up on its activities, out of our respect of the freedom of expression within the framework of the Constitution,” Abdel Aal stressed.

“I would also like to express my appreciation to the parliament members, particularly female PMs who focused managed to shed the light on issues of Egyptian women,” he added.

The parliament reviewed during the Monday session a report on its activities in the fourth term. It included a list of parliamentary internal and external visits and meetings.

The start of the parliament’s fifth and last legislative term will be decided by a presidential decree. Article 115 of the 2014 Constitution stipulates that the parliament should continue for five legislative terms, each lasting for at least nine months, with a possibility for extension. The fourth term included 72 sessions totalling 222 hours.

The parliamentary report highlighted the approval of the state budget of the fiscal year 2018/19, social protection laws, and several international conventions.

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