Speaker of the House of Representatives (Egypt)
The Speaker of the House of Representatives (Arabic: رئيس مجلس النواب) presides over the sessions of the House of Representatives of Egypt with functions similar to that of a speaker in other countries. In case of the vacancy of the presidential office or the permanent incapacitation of the president, the Speaker of the People's Assembly shall temporarily assume the presidency for a maximum period of 60 days. Following the 2011 Egyptian revolution and the ouster of ex-president Hosni Mubarak and arrest of ex-speaker of the assembly Ahmad Fathi Sorour, one of the leaders of the NDP, Parliament was temporarily dissolved. Following the 2011-2012 Egyptian parliamentary elections, speaker Dr. Mohamed Saad El-Katatny was elected by 399 out of 503 of his fellow MPs on the opening session of the new parliament on 23 January 2012, almost a year after the outbreak of the revolution. However, the Supreme Constitutional Court invalidated the elections of the House of Representatives, claiming that Brotherhood members ran as independents and that their elections were not valid, thus ordering the lower house to be dissolved.
|Speaker of the House of Representatives (Egypt)|
|Nominator||House of Representatives (Egypt)|
|Term length||5 years|
|Inaugural holder||Abdel Latif Boghdadi|
|Formation||22 July 1957|
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The speaker of the House of Representatives puts the plan of activities of the assembly and its committees with his two deputies, and he represents the assembly in the international conferences .
The Speaker of the Assembly of People's has several deputies, the Deputy Speakers of the assembly who are supplied by the other parliamentary groups. The number of deputy speakers is two.
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- "Dissolution of People's Assembly deals blow to Egypt's Brotherhood". english.ahram.org.eg. 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2013-07-03.