Egypt Opens Inaugural Parliament

    CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 23: A general view for the first Egyptian parliament session after the revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, January 23, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. The session, chaired by Mahmoud el-Saqqahm, comes as the trial of the former President continues with prosecutors seeking a death penalty. The seesion is due to elect a speaker and two deputies. (Photo by Asmma Waguih - Pool/Getty Images)

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    Opening a new era in Egyptian politics Monday, the parliament elected in the nation’s first vote after Hosni Mubarak's ouster met for the first time. The legislative body's powerful lower chamber was to choose a speaker and two deputies, who would probably come from the Muslim Brotherhood, which won just under half of the seats. Meanwhile, the upper body's mandate is to elect a 100-member panel to draft a new constitution.

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