Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi took part in the session of the newly elected Egyptian Parliament. Legislative Assembly of the previous convocation was dissolved by the court about three years ago.
According to the Constitution, if the Parliament does not function, its functions are performed by the head of state. In this case, it is within 15 days after the first meeting of the next Parliament should formally relinquish legislative power. Note that al-Sisi it took twice as much time.
Speaking to MPs, the President said that Egypt has returned to the path of democratic development and restored the constitutional institutions of government. The main tasks of his reign, he outlined the improved situation in the sphere of security and economy.
However, opponents of the regime claim that the restoration of constitutional order is nothing more than a smokescreen covering a new autocracy. They also note that, despite significant efforts, the government forces cannot defeat the jihadists.