On Tuesday, 4 July, the Egyptian Parliament voted in support of the decision of the President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi to extend throughout the country a state of emergency for another three months.
A state of emergency was introduced on 10 April 2017 after the terrorist attacks that occurred on April 9 in Alexandria and Tanta. Explosions in the local churches on palm Sunday has claimed the life of 44 people, dozens of worshippers and policemen were injured.
In accordance with the law, during a state of emergency the President has the right to restrict freedom of Assembly and freedom of the press.
Was introduced pre-censorship in the media. Publication of threatening the stability of the materials is punishable by a discontinuation of the news media and the confiscation of their equipment.
The President does not need parliamentary approval of the appointments of certain officials. He gets the opportunity to limit opening hours of institutions, including retailers.