Egypt’s Senate opened a plenary session, on Monday, where the start of elections for president, members, and secretaries of special committees are scheduled.
Senate Speaker Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razek invited a total of 300 members of the chamber to elect the 14 special committees.
The Senate’s constitutional affairs committee ended the Bureau’s election by acclamation. The committee members chose Abdullah Al-Assar as the committee’s head. Mohamed Al-Anani was voted in as first deputy, with Mohamed Bahi as second deputy, and Victor Gerges as secretary.
Members of the Senate’s culture and information committee chose Mahmoud Muslim as chair of the committee by acclamation. Five candidates competed for the deputy seats, namely Muhammad Abd Al-Nabi, Suha Saeed, Amal Fawzi, Nadia Mabrouk, and Samira Abdel Aziz. Abd Al-Nabi and Saeed won the two seats, whilst Mahmoud Faisal won the seat of the committee’s secretary by acclamation.
Osama Ahmed El-Gendy won the presidency of the defence and national security committee by acclamation. The committee’s two deputy seats, won by acclamation, went to Mohamed Gad (first deputy), and Tariq Naseer (second deputy), while Khaled Ismail Fawzi won the secretary seat by acclamation.
Hanan Abu Al-Azm won the presidency of the industry, trade, and medium-sized enterprises committee. The two deputy positions went to Mohamed Halawa and Ahmed Abu Hashima, while Abdel Moneim Emad was named as secretary.
At the beginning of the plenary session, the Senate ensured that the quorum necessary for the validity of the electoral process was achieved.
Article 43 of the Senate’s bylaws stipulates, “Each committee shall elect, as soon as possible, at the beginning of each regular session, a chairperson, two deputies, and a secretary from the Senate’s members by an absolute majority.”