Egypt's junta issues 33-article decree

The declaration stipulates amending the suspended constitution first, and then holding parliamentary elections, followed by presidential polls.

Egypt's junta issues 33-article decree

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour issued late on Monday a 33-article constitutional declaration to regulate the transitional phase that followed the ouster of elected President Mohammad Morsi.

The declaration, stipulates amending the suspended constitution first, then holding parliamentary elections, followed by presidential polls.

The president should appoint within two weeks a committee of experts to amend the constitution. They should conclude their task in a period of one month and present their proposals to a 50-member committee representing all sections of society, including at least ten women and youths.

The committee must conclude a final draft of the amendments in 30 days. The amendments come into effect once adopted by the people in a referendum.

The president should call for parliamentary elections within two weeks, and the poll should be held in no more than two months.

At most a week after the new parliament comes into session, it should call for presidential elections.

The declaration gives the interim president legislative authority after consulting the government until the new parliament is elected.

The declaration does not set a time ceiling for the end of the transitional phase, but indicates that amending the constitution and holding legislative and presidential poll should be completed in no more than nine months.

Mansour was sworn in last Wednesday as interim president under an army roadmap that included the ouster of the country’s first democratically elected president and the suspension of the constitution.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Temmuz 2013, 10:25
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