30 June Front nominates representatives for constitutional committee

Ahram Online, Tuesday 27 Aug 2013

Front nominates Tamarod leaders and January 25 Revolution figures for the committee tasked with amending Egypt's constitution

The 30 June Front has sent the presidency its nominations for representatives to sit on the 50-member committee tasked with amending Egypt's constitution.

The nominations include Rebel (Tamarod) co-founders Mohamed Abdel-Aziz and Mahmoud Badr, and January 2011 revolutionary youth figures Tamer Gomaa, Amr Salah and Hossam Mo'nes, the Front said in a statement published on Tuesday by Reuters' Aswat Masriya website.

The 30 June Front is a coalition formed in June 2013 by Tamarod, bringing together revolutionary forces to organise the 30 June protests, which led the army to remove Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, and press for their political demands.

According to the statement, the nominations were made by several revolutionary groups, including the Front, Tamarod, and Youth of the National Salvation Front.

The presidency has been receiving nominations for the committee from various political, religious, economic and social institutions.

Most notably, the Salafist Nour Party, Egypt's second-largest Islamist party after the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, announced on Sunday it would be part of the 50-member committee.

Last week, the ten-member technical committee entrusted with amending the 2012 Islamist-backed constitution passed its draft to interim President Adly Mansour. The second stage is expected to begin within days, with Mansour issuing a decree forming a 50-member committee representing all segments of society to write the final draft of the constitution.

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