The second legislative year of the House of Representatives will begin on Tuesday following a one-month break.
The parliament is facing several publicly controversial issues, especially on the economic level, such as the floatation of the Egyptian pound. Moreover, the cabinet has proposed an anti-immigration law following the drowning of hundreds who attempted to migrate to Europe illegally from Rashid, which brought the issue to its peak.
In another incident, member of parliament Elhamy Agina has come under fire over recurring statements that are considered offensive to women, regarding female genital mutilation (FGM) and virginity tests. Several MPs, such as Al-Wafd party members, are calling for his dismissal from the parliament.
On 9 October, the parliament will celebrate 150 years at a massive ceremony in Sharm El-Sheikh. According to state media, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will attend the event and there will also be a joint session between Arab and African parliaments.
The state media quoted MP Osama Heikal stating that the event will be funded by the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce, the ministries of tourism, culture, youth and sports, telecommunications, in addition to EgyptAir and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in hopes to promote the touristic city that is currently in decline.