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Egypt's Constituent Assembly to become an NGO

Constitution-drafting assembly members to raise awareness of constitutional matters, Judge Hossam El-Gheriany says

MENA, Tuesday 8 Jan 2013
Judge Hossam El-Gheryani, former head of the constituent assembly (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egypt’s Constituent Assembly will become an non-governmental organisation (NGO) concerned with raising awareness about constitutional matters, the assembly’s former leader has said.

Hossam El-Gheriany made the announcement on Monday during an event held to honour members of the assembly.

The event was held at the army-owned El-Masah hotel in Heliopolis and was attended by Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, Shura Council leader Ahmed Fahmy and former vice-president Mahmoud Mekki.

The assembly was dissolved after it submitted the final draft of the constitution to President Mohamed Morsi on 1 December, 2012.

63.8 per cent of voters approved the new constitution in a public referendum.

"Over the coming days we will witness a real renaissance and a better future for Egypt now the constitution has been passed," said El-Gheriany.

The drafting process was heavily criticised by the opposition, which claimed the assembly was dominated by Islamists forces and did not produce a constitution representative of all Egyptians.

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Freedom Fighter, ALaddin
08-01-2013 03:38pm
Opression & Injustice
No matter how FJP say,the Constition is a reciepe for disaster according to experts and common people. Tahya Misr.
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08-01-2013 02:47pm
21% decided for whole Nation
The final official turnout on Constitution referendum was 32.9 per cent. 63.8 per cent of voters approved the new constitution. which shows clearly that such important document for The Nation and its future, was approved by ONLY 21% of Egyptians... Is it only me who thinks that Cornerstone of The Country should be chosen by minimum 51% of the voters ?!? I wish all the best to Egypt
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