First Post-Mubarak Parliament Holds Session

The Egyptian parliament elected in the nation's first legislative vote after Hosni Mubarak's ouster nearly a year ago has opened its inaugural session.

Egypt's parliament

CAIRO -- The Egyptian parliament elected in the nation's first legislative vote after Hosni Mubarak's ouster nearly a year ago has opened its inaugural session.

The 498-seat chamber dominated by Islamists was expected Monday to elect a speaker and two deputies.

The session was led by the oldest lawmaker Mahmoud el-Saqqah.

Held over several weeks starting Nov. 28, the parliamentary election was the freest in Egypt's modern history.