Tracking Egypt’s Extraparliamentary Laws

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): May El-Sadany

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In the absence of a parliamentary body, Egypt’s constitution grants the president temporary legislative authority alongside his existing executive powers. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi continues to regularly exercise this authority more than one year since his inauguration on June 8, 2014; today, he has ratified over 175 extraparliamentary laws and decrees.

With ongoing terrorist attacks and continued security concerns, a number of the president’s recent laws have focused on military and security affairs, as well as the consolidation of the state and its institutions…

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