Egyptian Government Wins Vote of Confidence

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has won parliament’s vote of confidence after the majority of lawmakers gave their green light to the cabinet’s policy statement and line-up, Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal announced. 

The vote of confidence motion came at the end of the parliament’s third ordinary round pending the resumption of its functions in October.

Although the house of representatives has set two days, with four sessions each, to respond to the government’s policy statement, the parliament on Wednesday witnessed tension after some of the deputies objected for not being granted the right to speak at the sessions.

Following the vote of confidence, Madbouli pledged to take into consideration the valuable remarks made by the lawmakers during the deliberations on the policy statement.

He added that the cabinet will continue to make assessments on its performance, in addition to setting plans that serve the citizens.

Speaking after the parliamentary session, Abdel Aal thanked the ad hoc committee which was assigned to prepare a comprehensive report on the government's policy statement, noting that all the lawmakers with various affiliations have been united on floating proposals and solutions to improve the living standards of Egyptian citizens.

Abdel Aal noted that the house of representatives has adopted 197 bills during the third cycle. -