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New constituent assembly formed

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A new constituent assembly was ratified today by the president in order to modify the 2012 constitution.

On Wednesday interim president Adly Mansour officially formed the 10-member constituent assembly responsible for suggesting amendments to the currently suspended 2012 constitution. (AFP Photo)

Interim president Adly Mansour officially formed the 10-member constituent assembly responsible for suggesting amendments to the currently suspended 2012 constitution.
(AFP Photo)

By Mahitab Assran

On Wednesday interim president Adly Mansour officially formed the 10-member constituent assembly responsible for suggesting amendments to the currently suspended 2012 constitution.

The Supreme Judicial Council nominated 6 of the members; Secretary General of the Supreme Judicial Council Chancellor Mohamed Mahgoub and Head of Cairo Court of Appeals Chancellor Hassan Bassiouni will serve as representatives of ordinary courts. Chancellor Mohamed El-Shenawy and Chancellor Mohamed Taha will represent the Constitutional Court.

Representing the State Council are Chancellor Essam El-Din Abdel-Aziz, first deputy chairman of the Council of State and president of the general assembly for fatwa (Islamic edict) and legislation, and Chancellor Magdy Al-Agati, Vice-President of the Council of State and head of the legislation department.

The Supreme Council of Universities also proposed four members for the constituent assembly: Fathi Fikry, a professor of Law at Cairo University; Hamdy Omar, Dean of the School of Law at University of Zagazig; Salah El-Din Fawzy, professor of Law at University of Mansoura; and Ali Abdel-Aal, professor of Law at Ein-Shams University.

According to a declaration by the interim president, the committee shall suggest amendments to the now-suspended 2012 constitution within 30 days. The suggested amendments will then be presented to a 50-member committee, representing all sectors of the Egyptian society, which will issue a final draft within 60 days.


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