Constitution Party forms steering committee and selects internal advisory council

Ahram Online, Sunday 1 Jul 2012

Mohamed ElBaradei's Constitution Party appoints steering committee, including well known legal experts, former ambassadors and intellectuals

Official spokesperson of the newly founded Constitution Party and managing editor of the daily Al-Shorouk newspaper, Wael Qandil, said Sunday that the party is currently undergoing several important developments.

Speaking to MENA news agency, Qandil stated that a steering committee for the party has been formed that will include legal expert Hossam Eissa, former ambassadors Shokry Fouad and Kassem El-Masry, as well as prominent author Alaa El-Aswany, and Qandil himself.

He also noted that an advisory council is being formed that will include Abdel Galil Mostafa, the formal general coordinator of the National Association for Change reform movement, among others. 

Following an initiative launched Thursday, termed the "Third Current," Qandil said the party was the first to initiate an “alternative way” on the current political scene, countering Islamist and military dominance.

Spearheaded by pro-reform campaigner and former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei, the party was launched in April 2012 with the aim of laying down a new foundation for a "proper" democratic transition and a representative constitution.

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