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  • January 6, 2006
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Major Victory for the Brotherhood in Parliament

Muslim Brotherhood Parliamentary bloc succeeded to have The Port Said Free Trade Zone resolution defeated on the parliament floor pending further modifications before resubmission.

After stiff resistance from Brotherhood parliament members lead by Mr. Akram Elshaer, representative of the Governorate of Port Said, the government has decided to withdraw the draft of the new resolution which would of brought the Free Trade Zone law to an end by 2009. Mr. Alshaer requested to extend the law till the year 2012 to help overcome staggering unemployment rates and recover the city from a long standing recession due to government failed economic policies