Uproar over halt to live coverage of Egypt's parliament

January 13, 2016 11:15 AM

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CAIRO – A decision by Egypt's new parliament to halt live coverage of its sessions has sparked criticism in the media and ridicule of the 596-seat chamber packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

The legislature — Egypt's first since 2012 — held its inaugural session on Sunday. The mostly procedural session turned into a raucous affair, complete with shouting matches, chaos and disputes over the constitution.

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