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Cairo University’s Student Union president withdraws from the Constituent Assembly

  /  November 30, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Cairo University and University of Alexandria suspend classes indefinitely

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NoMilTrials protest dispersed; prominent activists detained

, and   /  November 26, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

33 arrested inside Shura Council prompts 10 Constituent Assembly members to suspend work; additional protests held in Talaat Harb Square

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Disagreement over Constituent Assembly’s decisions

and   /  November 19, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

ETUF upset over cancelling labourers and farmers’ quota; administrative prosecution protesting its “trimmed jurisdiction”

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MOFA announces procedures of combating violence against women

  /  November 14, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Women demand that their rights be guaranteed in constitutional articles

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Constitution to contain 20 new articles: Salmawy

  /  November 13, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Constituent Assembly has concluded most articles except those relating to the Armed Forces and judicial authority

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ECCR praises children’s rights article in draft constitution

  /  November 11, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Coalition’s secretary general: “This represents a quantum leap that marks the beginning of hard work for all social workers in the field”

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Army rejects banning military trials for civilians : Salmawy

  /  November 6, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Constituent Assembly spokesman affirms that Article 219 will be omitted and the ban of “political activity on religious grounds”

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NGOs call for the right to adequate housing

  /  October 27, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

NGOs say millions of people currently live in over 1,000 informal settlements

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Constitution must include expression of Egypt’s Islamic identity: Al-Nour Party

  /  October 12, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Mohamed Ibrahim Mansour, Al-Nour party representative, says that the exclusion of such expressions in the preamble is “a major flaw”

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Draft Constitution will be completed within a week:Salmawy

  /  October 7, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Spokesperson of the Constituent Assembly released a statement regarding its progress

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Constituent Assembly to write new constitution: Moussa

  /  October 2, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Salmawy says political regime sub-committee discussed formation of supreme authority for media regulation

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Administrative Court postpones verdict on Constituent Assembly validity

  /  October 1, 2013  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Judge Mohamed Keshta set to issue the verdict on 8 October

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Bishop walks out of constituent assembly meeting

  /  September 30, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Orthodox Christian Bishop walks out in protest over time allowed to respond to Al-Nour representative

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On International Right to Know Day, Egypt continues to grapple with freedom of information

  /  September 28, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

With the right to information guaranteed in the constitution, future of laws and implementation remains uncertain

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Constituent Assembly bans formation of political parties on religious grounds

  /  September 25, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

“The committee amended Article 54, which pertains to the establishment of political parties, banning the formation or activities of a party that are based on religious grounds,” Salmawy said.

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No plans to withdraw from Constituent Assembly: Al-Nour Party representative

  /  September 25, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Party spokesman says Al-Nour wishes to keep army articles in the new constitution as is

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No Military Trials calls upon Constituent Assembly to ban military trials for civilians

  /  September 23, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Group attends second listening session in assembly regarding military trials

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State Litigation Authority fears constitutional amendments may lead to more corruption

  /  September 23, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Authority suggests that the assembly reconsiders changes made by the legal experts committee

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Islamists criticise constituent assembly

  /  September 22, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

The Salafist Call’s deputy leader and Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya accuse assembly of trying to change Egypt’s “Islamist identity”

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First hearing session on military trials

  /  September 19, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Head of the military judiciary authority talks to the 50-member constituent assembly about military trials

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Al-Nour party changes position on Article 219

and   /  September 16, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Salafi constitutional representative leaves session in protest

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Constituent Assembly make-up draws mixed reactions

  /  September 2, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Islamists decry lack of sufficient representation in amending constitution

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Dilemma: Write a new constitution or amend the 2012 one?

  /  July 31, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Several political groups oppose the idea of amending the 2012 constitution

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Al-Nour Party opposes drafting new constitution

  /  July 22, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

The Salafi party wants to amend the 2012 constitution and is assessing the performance of the newly appointed constituent assembly.

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Presidency announces transitional period to last nine months

  /  July 18, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The presidency clarifies the schedule for the transitional period, and expects national reconciliation to begin next week

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New constituent assembly formed

  /  July 17, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

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

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Presidential adviser blames SCC decision for political tension

  /  June 9, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Pakinam Al-Sharkawy defends President Mohamed Morsi’s November constitutional decree

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Bagato supports SCC verdicts

  /  June 4, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  442 Comments

Minister of state agreed with verdicts on Shura Council and Constituent Assembly and said SCC had no right to review constitution

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Political figures react to SCC ruling

  /  June 2, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled the Shura Council and Constituent Assembly were formed illegally

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SCC deems Shura Council and Constituent Assembly unconstitutional

  /  June 2, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

The Council will remain until parliamentary elections

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