PA Speaker Katatni Announces Elected Deputies
|Tuesday, January 24,2012 06:37|
Newly elected People's Assembly Speaker, Dr. Saad Katatni, announced MP Ashraf Thabet (Professional seat) from the Nour Party as the Deputy PA Speaker after receiving 429 votes. His opponents MP Ayman Abul Ela from the Kotla Masreya Party and Ihab Ramzi Hana from the Hurreya Party received 19 and 17 votes respectively.
During his first session as PA speaker Katatni also stated declared Wafd MP, Mohamed Abdul Aleem Dawod (Workers seat) as Deputy PA Speaker after winning 459 votes. His opponent Abdul Nasser Al-Sayed received only two votes after withdrawing from the race.
Earlier, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Saqa who headed today's session announced the election of Katatni as the new PA Speaker after receiving 399 votes whereas his opponents, Essam Sultan and Yusuf Al-Badry received 87 and 10 votes respectively, adding to a total number of votes of 503 with 7 invalid votes.