Constitutional principles document to be handed over to Military Council today

Ahram Online, Monday 11 Jul 2011

The legislative committee of the National Consensus Conference has finalised a Constitutional Principles document, establishing the basic rights of Egyptian citizens

The legislative committee of the National Consensus Conference is to hand over constitutional principles to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) today.

Committee head Ahmed El-Fadali said he has agreed with Maj. Gen. Sami Anan, SCAF vice president, that the constitutional principles should be announced ahead of September’s parliamentary elections.

Part of the document of the constitutional principles reads: “Egypt is a democratic republic that allows political pluralism".

The document affirms the right to peaceful protest and prohibits discrimination based on sex, origin, religion, language or colour. 

The National Consensus is a conference of representatives of a wide array of political parties and movements, and is chaired by the deputy prime minister, Yeyha El-Gamal, focusing on discussing the obstacles Egypt faces in the interim period.

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