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Who's Who: Members of Egypt's 50-member constitution committee
Presidential spokesman Badawi announces names of 50-member committee to amend suspended 2012 constitution; Ahram Online looks at background for nominees
Ahram Online , Sunday 1 Sep 2013
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Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour talking to nation on 22 July, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
Presidential spokesman Ihab Badawi announced on Sunday afternoon the names of the 50 member-committee tasked with amending the suspended 2012 constitution.
 
Below is the 50 members of the committee commissoned with draft the amended version of the 2012 constitution:

 

  1. Diaa Rashwan (journalists): Head of Egypt's Syndicate of Journalists and Head of Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.
     
  2. Mona Zul-Fekar (human rights): A lawyer and Deputy Head of the National Council for Human Rights.
     
  3. Mohamed Magd El-Deen (armed forces): Vice president of the military judiciary.
     
  4. El-Sayed Badawi (liberal parties): A prominent businessman and Head of the liberal Wafd Party.
     
  5. Mohamed Abul-Ghar (liberal parties): Head of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and co-founder of the National Salvation Front.
     
  6. Gaber Nassar (public figures): Law professor and Head of Cairo University.
     
  7. Mohamed Salmawy (writers): Head of Egypt's Writers Union.
     
  8. Bassam El-Zarqa (Islamist currents): Deputy Head of the Salafist Nour Party.
     
  9. Amr Moussa (public figures): Head of the liberal Conference Party and co-founder of the National Salvation Front.
     
  10. Sameh Ashour (lawyers): Head of the Lawyers' Syndicate, Head of the Nasserist Party, and co-founder of the National Salvation Front.
     
  11. Shawky Allam (Al-Azhar): Egypt's Grand Mufti.
     
  12. Bishop Paula (Coptic Church): Bishop of the city of Tanta and Head of the Coptic Orthodox Council for Marital Affairs.
     
  13. Mervat El-Talawy (National Council for Women): Head of the National Council for Women.
     
  14. Mohamed Abdel-Aziz (youth movement): Founding member of Tamarod Campaign and member of the Nasserist Popular Current.
     
  15. Ahmed Eid (youth movement): Founding member of the 30 June Front.
                       
  16. Mahmoud Badr (youth movement): Founding member of Tamarod Campaign.
     
  17. Amr Salah (youth movement): Founding member of the 30 June Front.
     
  18. Mohamed Abla (artists): A prominent painter.
     
  19. Sayed Hegab (High Council for Culture): A prominent poet.
     
  20. Khaled Youssef (artists): A prominent filmmaker and member of the Nasserist Popular Current.
     
  21. Gebali El-Maraghi (workers): Head of Egypt's Trade Unions Federation.
     
  22. Ahmed Khairy (workers): Head of the National Federation of Egypt's Workers.
     
  23. Mohamed Abdel-Kader (famers): Head of Farmers' Syndicate.
     
  24. Mamdouh Hamada (farmers): Head of Egypt's Farmers Co-operatives Union.
     
  25. Khairy Abdel-Dayem (doctors): Head of Doctors' Syndicate.
     
  26. Osama Shawky (engineers): Head of Cairo's branch of Engineers' Syndicate.
     
  27. Elhamy El-Zayat (tourism chambers): Head of Union of Tourism Chambers.
     
  28. Abla Mohie El-Din (industrial chambers): Consultant for the Ministry of the Industry.
     
  29. Ahmed El-Wakil (chambers of commerce): Head of Union of Commerce Chambers.
     
  30. Mostafa Badran (students): Head of Egypt's University Students Union.
     
  31. Talaat Abdel-Kawy (non-governmental organizations): Head of General Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations.
     
  32. Azza El-Ashmawy (National Council for Childhood and Motherhood): Director of the Anti-Trafficking Unit at the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood.
     
  33. Ahmed Mohamadein (Supreme Council for Universities): Head of Suez Canal University.
     
  34. Hossam El-Massah (special needs): National Council for Special Needs.
     
  35. Ali Mohamed Abdel-Moula (Ministry of Interior): Interior Minister'sAssistant for Legal Affairs.
     
  36. Kamal El-Helbawy (Islamist currents): A prominent Islamist thinker and writer and ex-leading Brotherhood figure.
     
  37. Hussein Abdel-Razek (leftist current): Deputy Head of the leftist Tagammu Party.
     
  38. Mohamed Sami (nationalist current): Head of the Nasserist Karama Party.
     
  39. Magdi Yacoub (public figure): A world renowned heart surgeon and founder of the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation.
     
  40. Abdel-Gelil Mostafa (public figure): A leading member of the liberal Constitution Party and a Co-founder of the National Salvation Front.
     
  41. Amr El-Shobaky (public figure): A prominent political analyst and head of the Arab-European Unit at Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic studies.
     
  42. Saad El-Din El-Helali (public figure): Comparative Jurisprudence professor at the Azhar University.
     
  43. Hoda El-Sada (public figure): Literature Professor at the Cairo University.
     
  44. Mohamed Ghoneim (public figure): Co-founder of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party; a renowned Urology professor.
     
  45. Hagag Adol (public figure – Nubian): A writer.
     
  46. Mossad Abou-Fagr (public figure – Sinai): Writer and activist.
     
  47. Mohamed Abdel-Salam (Al-Azhar): A judge and consultant of Al-Azhar Grand Imam.
     
  48. Abdullah Mabrouk El-Naggar (Al-Azhar): A professor at the Islamic Sharia and Law Faculty of Al-Azhar University.  
     
  49. Bishop Antonious Aziz Mina (Catholic Church): Bishop of the governorate of Giza.
     
  50. Safwat El-Bayyady (Evangelical Church): President of the protestant community in Egypt.




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David
03-09-2013 12:08pm
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More Egypt, less Cairo!
How many of the 50 members live outside Cairo, able to articulate the wider and more diverse Egypt that Cairenes habitually fail to recognise?
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Roald Bentzen
02-09-2013 07:46pm
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Female division
I'm not good at Arabic names, but how many females are taking part in this bunch? Presumably Egypt has 50%+ of well educated females, and should therefor take 25 of these seats.
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SS
02-09-2013 10:14pm
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Women???
If I've counted correctly, there are only 5 women on the committee (10%)!!
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J.M.Jordan
02-09-2013 02:19pm
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Fine bunch of people from all walks of life
and different convictions, just as it should be for working on the Constitution: felicitation!
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Hani Latif
02-09-2013 09:46am
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Approval of Nominees for Egypt's 50-member constitution committee
I believe the selection is mature and well balanced. The goal should be the well being and well fare of our dear nation, so let's get on with it. Ta7ia Masr!
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ss
02-09-2013 10:23pm
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Not really all-inclusive
Maybe the welfare of EVERYONE in our country would have require a greater number of women, a nother person or two representing moderate political Islam, because whether we like it or not, it does exist in the street, - even at the risk of having less 'public figures'. Also, Helbawy doesn't really represent anyone
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sherif.m
02-09-2013 09:43am
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so proud
Now I am so proud of my country and I wish from them prepares a great constitution for all residents
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Hbib Tbrizian
02-09-2013 08:58am
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retierd industry worker
I Trnslated the list in pecian my native language and cpied it in my webblog. VIVA Egypt and it,s graet people!
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Mohamed Ghazi
01-09-2013 10:00pm
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Women representation.
Women representation is much less than it should be
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maqsood ahmad
01-09-2013 09:56pm
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Only duly elected representative have this right
A constitution drafted by hand picked puppets have no value.
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Taya
01-09-2013 09:41pm
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Great but...
Great names in the committee but one question, where's Dr. Ibrahim Darwish??!!!
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Ebrahim
01-09-2013 10:09pm
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Illegitimate
This constitution is illigetimate. Where is the constitution that has been voted yes by almost two third of the voters?
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hajrudin
01-09-2013 05:39pm
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constitution
this constitution is null. the only constitution is Kur'an, which guarantee the right of everyone, guarantee freedom, justice, security and peace.
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George Tannous
10-10-2013 03:02am
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Fraud
Politics and fraud forced on people don't create freedom, justice, security, and peace
Sara
02-09-2013 04:44pm
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Constitution
Agreed by all Muslims, but by whose interpretation? :D
VERA
02-09-2013 02:38pm
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Unless
21st century
nmmk
02-09-2013 12:38pm
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constitutions
if that is so..so why do we follow Quran and Sunna and only Quran ?
Jihad
02-09-2013 09:27am
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Move to Saudi Arabia
Have a nice trip. That is all.

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