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Sisi appoints Salafist party members to Egyptian Senate

Although the Salafist Nour party failed to secure any seats in the Senate, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi decided to appoint two party representatives to the Senate.
Members of the Islamist al-Nuor party hold a public conference in support of ex-army chief and presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi (portrait) in Egypt's northern port city of Alexandria on May 20, 2014. Egypt's Salafist party al-Nour is securing its place on the political scene but loosing supporters by backing Sisi who has launched a crackdown on their former Islamist allies the Muslim Brotherhood. AFP PHOTO / AHMED ARAB / AFP PHOTO / -        (Photo credit should read -/AFP via Getty Images)

Ashraf Thabet and Mahmoud Turky, two members of the Salafist Nour party, took the oath of office Oct. 18 at the Senate opening session. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had appointed them as representatives of the Nour party in the Senate, the parliament’s upper house.

Turky, as the youngest Senate member, assisted Lt. Gen. Jalal Haridi, the most senior member, in running the inaugural session of the Senate.

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