Egypt's constitutional amendments almost done: committee

10:44, February 20, 2011      

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Egypt's constitutional amendment committee said Saturday it has almost completed its task to amend a number of controversial articles in the country's constitution, official MENA news agency reported.

The committee, which was formed by Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, is expected to complete its mission within a few days, the committee's chairman Tarek al-Bishri said in a statement following its third session.

The committee will also amend a number of complementary laws, namely the political rights law and the People's Assembly and Shura Council laws on the electoral process, he added.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces set Tuesday a period of 10 days for the constitutional amendment committee to finish its task.

The council announced earlier in communique No. 5 that they will suspend the constitution, dissolve the parliament, and form a panel to draft a new constitution for the country before submitting it to a popular referendum.

Source: Xinhua
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