Egypt panel to start second voting session

Ahram Online , Sunday 1 Dec 2013

Committee to begin second voting session on final draft of Egypt's new charter

Members of Egypt's constitution committee meet at the Shura Council for the final vote on Egypt's new constitution in Cairo November 29, 2012. (Photo: Reuters).

The committee drafting Egypt's new constitution started its second voting session shortly after 3pm on Sunday.

Committee spokesperson Mohamed Salmawi said 49 members would attend Sunday's session.

Forty-eight members of the 50-member committee passed 138 articles in Saturday's session, as well as the constitution's preamble.

The committee completed voting on chapters 1,2,3 and 4, which included articles on rights and freedoms and the principle foundations of the state and society.

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