Political groups to speak out against constituent assembly at Journalists' Syndicate

Ahram Online, Monday 9 Apr 2012

Representatives from the Constitution for Every Egyptian Front, a coalition of over 40 political groups, will once again voice objections to the composition of Egypt's constitution-drafting body Monday

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The Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo (Photo: Mohamed Nada)

Political parties and movements opposed to the constituent assembly – commissioned to draft Egypt's post-Mubarak constitution – will hold a press conference at the Journalists' Syndicate late Monday to discuss the controversial issue.  

The event was initiated by the Constitution for Every Egyptian Front, a coalition of over 40 political groups, in coordination with the Journalists' Syndicate.

Representatives from Al-Azhar and the Coptic Church, among others from across the political spectrum and social classes, will take to the podium.

Gad Nasser, a constitutional law professor at Cairo University, will explain the contents of a lawsuit filed against the constituent assembly.

The membership of the constituent assembly was announced on Sunday 25 March. Sixty-five percent of the members are Islamists from the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist political parties, leading many liberals and leftists to reject the assembly's legitimacy.

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