Egypt constitution suspended, parliament dissolved

Army is dissolving parliament, suspending constitution while a committee drafts an amended constitution.

Egypt constitution suspended, parliament dissolved

Egypt's new military rulers said on Sunday they would keep control of the country for six months or until parliamentary and presidential elections are held following constitutional amendments.

A statement read on state television also said the Higher Military Council was dissolving parliament and suspending the constitution while a committee drafts an amended constitution.

"The higher council of the armed forces will manage the affairs of the country for a temporary period of six months or until the end of elections to the upper and lower houses of
parliament, and presidential elections," it said.

The decisions it took included "dissolving the upper and lower houses of parliament" and "establishing a committee to amend some clauses of the constitution and defining the rules
for a popular referendum on this".

President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on Friday after 18 days of popular protests against his 30-year rule. The army promised democratic reforms when it assumed power.

 

The Higher Military Council's decisions were given as follows:

1) suspending the constitution

2) forming a committee to amend some constitutional clauses and defining the rules of a popular referendum on this

3) dissolving both houses of parliament

4) the Higher Military Council will run the country in a temporary capacity for six months or until the end of elections to both houses of parliament and the presidency

5) the head of the council will represent Egypt abroad

6) the Higher Military Council will issue laws in the transitional period

7) Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq will continue in office until the formation of a new government

8) holding elections to the two houses of parliament and the presidency

9) the state commits itself to implementing international treaties and commitments it is party to

Reuters

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Reg373 - 10 yıl Before

Obama's team seemed to waffle in reaction to daily events during the uprising, settling on Slow Ouster & a spy boss that could only alienate the movement, and likely leave Obama on the wrong side of history. The acceptance of Suleiman was never a possibilit­y for protesters­, making Obama for them, yet another line-toein­g U.S. president who doesn't get it.As eloquent as he was yesterday, it very much appears the Obama team got lucky by Friday's events - obviating the fact they'd put their chips on Suleiman. The high talk about civil & human rights, will at some point need to be matched by a White House willing to break ranks with dictators whom may serve some strategic end, but whom simultaneo­usly run roughshod over those values at home. That in my view must be the change which Washington undergoes, if it is ever to garner real credibilit­y in the region.You'd think Obama, would be the one president to know that...- Balkingpoi­nts / www