PM: Cabinet could present programme to parliament by end of Jan

Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said on Wednesday that his cabinet could present its programme to the House of Representatives at the end of the month.

Ismail’s press statements came after a meeting with the new parliament’s speaker Ali Abdel-Al.

The PM stressed said that there will be cooperation between the cabinet and the parliament.

Ismail’s cabinet was sworn in by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi in September 2015.

Based on Article 146 of the constitution, if Ismail’s government does not secure the confidence of the majority of the members of the House of Representatives within 30 days of convening, the president is to appoint a prime minister based on the nomination of the party or the coalition that holds a plurality of seats in parliament.

If a majority in parliament is not reached in support of a newly appointed prime minister and his government within 30 days, the house is dissolved and the president calls for the election of a new legislative body within 60 days from the date the dissolution is announced.

source: Ahram online

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