Egypt Independent

Egypt’s House of Senators appoints new speaker



Members of Egypt’s House of Senate has sworn in several members on Sunday during the opening session of the House of Senates, headed by the Chief of Hommat al-Watan Party and its oldest member Galal Haredy.

The members agreed on electing Judge Abdel Wahab Abdel Razeq as the speaker of the House of Senates, Former Judge Bahaa Abu Shuka as the speaker’s First Deputy, and Feby Fawzy as the speaker’s Second Deputy.

Abdel Razeq, born in Minya governorate in 1948, succeeded former interim Mansour as Chief of Supreme Constitutional Court in 2013 and currently heads the Mostaqbal Watan Party.

Abdel Razeq Obtained a BA of Laws in 1969 from Cairo University. Following his graduation he was appointed in the Central Auditing Organization, and then as an assistant public prosecutor.

He later came Counselor at the State Council in 1987, the Counselor in the Commissioners Authority of the Supreme Constitutional Court, and the Head of the Commissioners Authority of the Supreme Constitutional Court.

In 2001, he was appointed Vice President of the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm