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Will families with 2 children become the norm in Egypt?

A parliamentary committee is examining draft legislation aimed at curbing Egypt's population growth by encouraging smaller families.
A couple and children enjoy a calm moment as they sit together at Tahrir Square in Cairo, the focus of the February 2011 Egyptian revolution, shortly before polls closed in the presidential election June 17, 2012. Egypt's Islamists claimed a narrow lead on Monday in vote-counting for the presidential election but the generals who have run the country since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak issued new rules that made clear real power remains with the army. REUTERS/Steve Crisp (EGYPT - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)

CAIRO — Egypt is considering an incentive plan to curb its population's growth spurt.

The country’s total population in January 2016 was 90 million, according to Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). This week, CAPMAS said the figure has reached 92.5 million.

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