Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a presidential decree on Sunday extending the state of emergency across the country for a period of three months starting from 1 am on Friday, January 13. This is the third time the state of emergency has been renewed since it was imposed for the first time on April 10 after the terrorist attacks on two churches in Tanta and Alexandria. The emergency state was renewed last July after the approval of the House of Representatives, and the president issued a decree to renew it again in October 13. Article 154 from the 2014 constitution grants Sisi the right to extend the emergency period for 90 days following its implementation, as long as this decision receives a two-thirds majority from MPs who have seven days to review the measure. The decree, which was published in the official state gazette, is to be implemented after the approval of the House of Representatives by a two-thirds majority.
Source: Egypt Independent January 03, 2018 09:22 UTC