Egypt’s New Parliament Off to a Noisy Start

The opening session for Egypt’s first democratically elected Parliament in six decades was a momentous occasion; It was also a very chaotic one. The new Parliament is primarily made up of Islamists led by the Muslim Brotherhood, a group formerly banned by the ousted leader Hosni Mubarak. Their first meeting was disrupted by demonstrations outside, as well as divisive lawmakers inside. When the noise dies down, their top priorities are to draft a new constitution and elect a new president in June …

 

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