Egypt reveals constitution panel members' guidelines

Mansour has formed a 10-member panel of legal experts to propose amendments to the constitution, which will submit the proposed changes to the 50-seat committee.

Egypt reveals constitution panel members' guidelines

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Egyptian Presidency has announced guidelines for the candidates of a 50-member panel tasked with amending the constitution.

Under the guidelines, three members will be fielded by each Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world, and Egyptian churches.

Four candidates will be named by youth groups, including at least one by Tamarod movement, which spearheaded protests that led to the ouster of elected President Mohamed Mosi.

Two members will be nominated by each Islamist parties and liberal parties and one candidate by each leftist parties and nationalist parties.

One candidate will be named by each of the Egyptian Writers Union, the Union of Artistic Syndicates, the Sector of Fine Arts and the Supreme Council of Culture.

The guidelines also stipulate the nomination of two members by each labor unions and farmer unions.

One candidate will be fielded by each of the Bar Association, the medical syndicate, the engineers syndicate and the journalists' syndicate.

One panel member will be named by the Federation of Tourist Chambers, the Federation of Industrial Chambers, the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, the Egyptian Student Union and the General Federation of NGOs.

The guidelines also stipulate the nomination of one candidate by the National Council of Women, the National Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the National Council for Human Rights, the Supreme Council of Universities and the National Council on Disability.

The army and the police will name a single candidate each for the 50-member panel.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was ousted by the powerful military on July 3 after mass protests against his regime.

Under a roadmap announced by the army for post-Morsi transition, the constitution was suspended and the head of the constitutional court, Adly Mansour, was installed as interim president.

Mansour has formed a 10-member panel of legal experts to propose amendments to the constitution, which will submit the proposed changes to the 50-seat committee.

The final draft of the revised charter will eventually be put before a popular referendum for approval.

Last Mod: 08 Ağustos 2013, 09:52
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