Egypt's declaration to dissolve Shura Council

Interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour is expected to issue a constitutional declaration within at most two days, if not earlier.

Egypt's declaration to dissolve Shura Council

World Bulletin / News Desk

Interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour is expected to issue a constitutional declaration within at most two days, if not earlier, official sources told Anadolu Agency Thursday.

The declaration, already approved by the armed forces command, will dissolve the Islamist-dominated elected Shura Council, the upper house of parliament which now has the legislative authority, said the sources.

Mansour, who was sworn in earlier today under an army roadmap which ousted Mohammad Morsi, will keep the legislative authority for himself.

The declaration will stipulate the formation of a special panel to work on amending the constitution temporarily suspended by the army.

The panel will have three months to agree on the amendments from the day of its formation and the proposed amendments would be put to a popular referendum.

Parliamentary and presidential elections, to be fully supervised by the judiciary, will not be held before amending the constitution.

Mansour’s constitutional declaration will stipulate forming a government of technocrats with wide authorities.

The sources said the declaration will not name Mansour as supreme commander of the armed force, a post automatically headed by the president of Egypt.

The interim phase outlined in the constitutional declaration is expected to take no less than a year and half, according to the sources.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Temmuz 2013, 10:29
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