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Egypt parliament convenes after three years

CAIRO, January 10, 2016

Egypt's new parliament convened its opening session on Sunday, state television reported, more than three years after the old Islamist-dominated chamber was dissolved.
 
The new parliament, which will be dominated by an alliance loyal to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, has 568 elected members plus another 28 appointed by the president himself.
 
Egypt's last parliament was elected in 2011-12 in its first free election following a popular uprising that ended autocrat Hosni Mubarak's 30-year presidency. A court dissolved that parliament in mid-2012.  - Reuters



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