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Egypt Opens Inaugural Parliament

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.

January 23, 2012 7:19 AM