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January 23, 2012 8:06 am

Egypt’s New Parliament Begins Today with Islamists in Firm Control

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Tahrir Square in Cairo. Photo: wiki commons.

Bloomberg – Egypt’s newly elected parliament convened today for the first time since the downfall of Hosni Mubarak with Islamists dominating a legislature in which they once had no presence.

The first session, broadcast on state television, was temporarily chaired by the oldest lawmaker, Mahmoud el-Sakka, from the Wafd party, until a speaker is elected, the Middle East News Agency reported.

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