The rapporteurs and assistant rapporteurs for the Constituent Assembly’s four sub committees were chosen on Tuesday via internal elections held within each committee.
Each committee will be responsible for one of the constitution’s three chapters: Primary Elements of the State, Political Regime and Freedoms and Rights. The fourth committee is concerned with holding a social dialogue with different political and societal factions and NGOs regarding the constitutional amendments, Aswat Masriya reported.
Mohamed Abdel Salam, legal adviser to the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar was chosen as the rapporteur for the Primary Elements of the State committee, while Mervat Tallawy, head of the National Council for Women was elected as his assistant.
As for the Political Regime committee, Amr El-Shobaki, 2012 parliament member and columnist, was chosen as rapporteur, while his assistant is Tamarod representative Mohamed Abdel Aziz.
Prominent feminist Hoda Elsadda was chosen as rapporteur for Freedoms and Rights committee, while her assistant is 30 June front representative, Amr Salah. Ahmed Khairy, head of the National Federation of Egypt’s Workers, was chosen as the committee’s communication officer.
The Societal communication and dialogue committee will be headed by Sameh Ashour, head of Lawyers’ Syndicate, assisted by Gebaly El Maraghy, representative for Egypt’s Trade Union Federation.
Each committee will discuss amending articles in their respective chapters, and then those suggested amendments will be voted on by the general Constituent Assembly. The minimum vote for an article amendment to be agreed upon is 75% of the 50-member panel.