183 newly-elected MPs receive membership cards: parliament
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CAIRO: The secretariat-general of Egypt’s House of Representatives announced Thursday that 183, out of 282 parliamentarians-elect from the second stage of the parliamentary elections have obtained their membership cards so far, Youm7 reported.

The second phase was held between Nov. 21 to Dec. 3 in 13 governorates.

A special committee was formed to receive the newly-elected candidates to help them register their names and get their own membership cards on a daily basis, according t Youm7.

The parliament is scheduled to have its inaugural session early January.

Egypt’s House of Representatives comprises of 596 members, with 448 elected as independents, 120 through the winner-take-all party lists system, with 28 seats to be appointed by the president, HEC announced in a news conference late August.

Egypt has not had a parliament since June 2012, after the Islamist-dominated People’s Assembly was dissolved per a court order about six months after its election.

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