Egypt's Parliament Meets After More Than Three-Year Absence

January 10, 2016 9:34 AM

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Egypt's Parliament Meets After More Than Three-Year Absence

CAIRO: Egypt's new parliament held its opening session today, state television reported, more than three years after a court dissolved the old Islamist-dominated chamber.

The body is expected to choose a speaker on its first day back, and now has 15 days to approve hundreds of laws issued by executive decree during the period when it was suspended.

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