On 23 December the Constitutional Court approved the revised vote totals first made public in October. As a result, two deputies lost their seats: Masouma Mubarak and Usama al- Tahous.
A new slate of ministers announced on the 6th. It is not, according to the constitutional procedures, a new government, but instead an extension of the one announced in August 2013. There were, however, changes to many portfolios. The timing of the new government was driven by the Constitutional Court’s upholding of the July 2013 elections in late December (that is to say, the court declined to declare the elections and National Assembly invalid, as it had done following the previous two elections).