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Debate arises as Egypt prepares to establish new Senate

As Egypt’s parliament prepares to vote on a bill to establish a new Senate, some say it would be beneficial for the country, while others believe it would add more financial burdens on the state.

Egypt is preparing to pass a law on the establishment of a new Senate as a second chamber of parliament, amid a debate over the purpose of its return mentioned in the 2013 constitution that was drafted following the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi.

On July 12, the Egyptian government submitted to the House of Deputies (parliament) the Senate bill, which was referred by Speaker Ali Abdel Aal to the Legislative and Constitutional Committee for discussion and preparation of a report for presentation to the plenary.

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