MPs call for dissolving parliamentary affairs ministry for “unconstitutionality”
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CAIRO: Several members of Egypt’s newly elected House of Representative called for dissolving the legal parliamentary affairs ministry as it “contradicts with constitution,” Youm7 reported Saturday.

“The ministry represents a blatant violation on the parliament independency stated in the constitution,” parliamentarian Samir Ghottas was quoted as saying by Youm7.

The members calling for dissolving the ministry justified their demand saying that “The constitution ensures separation between the legislative and the executive branches.”

However, Minister of Legal and parliamentary affairs Magdy El-Agaty told Youm7 that bylaws of the House of Representatives include articles related to the duties of the minister. He noted that the ministry is the Cabinet’s authority for legislative consultancy and should not be cancelled.

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