President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi extended the state of emergency over Egypt from Sunday 27 October 2019, for additional three months.
The presidential decree No. 555 for 2019 was published by the official gazette on Saturday. According to the decree, the Armed Forces and security are authorised to take the needed procedures to combat terrorism and its funders.
The third article of the decree says that the prime minister is commissioned to perform the presidential specialities regarding the state of emergency.
In accordance with Article 154 of the Constitution, the president of the republic has the right to declare the state of emergency after consultation with the cabinet and approval of the parliament.
“The state of emergency shall be declared for a specified period not exceeding three months, which may only be extended for another similar period after obtaining the approval of two-thirds of the parliament members,” the article stipulates.
“The parliament must clarify its stance of approval or rejection within seven days of the declaration of a state of emergency, in accordance with the constitution action,” the article stated.