Constituent Assembly and Shura Council cannot be dissolved
Thursday 22 Nov 2012
President Mohamed Morsi's Thursday decree announced that Egypt's constitution-drafting body and the Shura Council (uppper house of parliament) cannot be dissolved by any authority, including the judicary. In addition, the timeframe for drafting the constitution has been extended by two months, to eight months in total. The Constituent Assembly was due to hand in the final draft of Egypt's national charter by the 5 December.