Supreme committee overseeing Egypt's constitution poll formed

Ahram Online, Monday 3 Dec 2012

The head of the Cairo Appeal Court will be in charge of the committee that will supervise the anticipated constitution poll later this month

The Supreme Committee for supervising the constitution referendum, which is slated for 15 December, has been formed, a source told Al-Ahram Arabic news website on Tuesday.

Judge Samir Abou El-Maati, head of Cairo’s Appeal Court, will be in charge of the council, added the source who was not named.

The voting of the national charter will take place from 8-11 December for Egyptian expats.

While many judges remain on strike, announcing that they would not oversee the referendum, Al-Jazeera television reported that the Supreme Judiciary Council has agreed to delegate Judges and members of the prosecution to assume that responsibility.

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