Egyptian lower house to withdraw confidence from gov't
The Egyptian People's Assembly (lower house of the parliament) has decided to follow procedures to withdraw confidence from the government over the NGOs issue, official news agency MENA reported on Sunday.
The lower house recommended at a session on Sunday to discuss the government's handling of the NGO case, calling for a vote on rejecting the U.S. aid over the case and demanding to determine who should be responsible for lifting the travel ban on the accused NGO workers, Xinhua reported.
Fifteen NGO workers who were accused of operating in Egypt without work permits and receiving foreign funds illegally flew out of Cairo on March 1 after the travel ban on them was lifted.
Some MPs demanded resignation of the government, saying that the government failed to manage the country or issue urgent legislation to guarantee the independence of the Egyptian justice, according to MENA.
Some MPs asked to cancel the ministry of planning and international cooperation, but head of the lower house Saad al- Katatni said this decision should be made by the Supreme Judicial Council.