The Egyptian army passed the power to the Parliament
The Egyptian army has passed the legislature power to the lower house of parliament. This was stated on the page of the National Assembly in the social network Facebook.
"The head of the Supreme Council of Egyptian army Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi wrote in a letter to the National Assembly on the transfer of the legislative power", the parliamentarians noted.
Last Monday, new parliament of Egypt - the first after the "revolution of January 25" - started its work. The oldest MP 81-year-old Mahmoud Al-Saka, who requested a moment of silence in memory of those killed during the revolution, the first anniversary of which Egypt is going to celebrate in the coming Wednesday opened the meeting, ITAR-TASS reported.
In order to avoid any incidents, the authorities have to ensure maximum security. The Islamists won a landslide victory in the elections of deputies to the National Assembly, held at the fall 2011, and now represent the main force in Parliament.
In the morning, hundreds of supporters of the Party of freedom and justice, "Muslim Brotherhood" and Salafist "An-Nur" gathered outside the building, forming a human shield around it. Many are holding the slogans demanding the deputies to adopt laws that will instantly punish all those responsible for the deaths of protesters in the days of mass anti-government protests last year.
Hosni Mubarak, who the day before appeared at the trial on the shooting at the protesters in the Police Academy in the Egyptian capital along with other defendants, was absent at the opening of the new session of Parliament for the first time in 30 years, "Vesti" reported.