Egypt's Banque du Caire expects to sell minority stake by early 2020    Emaar Misr rejects lawsuit claiming land at Marassi development    Egypt arrests secretary general of top media body for alleged bribery: Source    UK's PM Boris Johnson opening Brexit bid: rip out Irish border backstop    airstrikes eyes Turkish army convoy in Syria, Turkey says    Most major Gulf stocks lifted by financial shares    Chelsea's Zouma recalls 'long journey' back to starting lineup    Sort out VAR plead Nuno, Solskjaer and Wolves fans    Tennis: Serena Williams set to begin 2020 season in Auckland    Egypt forces embark on joint military drills with Russia, Belarus    Iran's tanker heads to Greece; U.S. warns against helping vessel    Hong Kong leader sees 'way out' of chaos after peaceful protest    Liverpool thankful to have Egyptian star Salah on his frontline: Klopp    Russia says US cruise missile test is regrettable: TASS    Egypt's Baron Empain Palace to be reopen after renovation    European markets to open mixed as recession worries cool    Gold prices steady after slide below key $1,500 level    Court sentences six to death, 41 to lifetime imprisonment violence related case    Trump says he would release Mideast peace plan after Israeli elections    NBE announces EGP 2.5m prizes for handball youth teams for their world achievements    ACWA Power compares 3 bids to supply production units for Luxor power station    What do you know about gold alloying?    Egypt keen on boosting int'l cooperation in custom matters: Finance minister    Jennifer Lopez evokes Egyptian outrage post her North Coast performance    Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gestational diabetes    Cairo's historic Tahrir square to be renovated – PM    Al-Sisi honours Egypt's scholars on Science Day    Unprecedented Glory: Egypt win Men's U-19 World Handball Championship    IS claims responsibility for suicide bombing killing 63 in Afghan wedding    Political parties gear up for parliamentary, senate, local elections    12th National Egyptian Theatre Festival fuel up public theatre art scene    28th Citadel Festival for Music and Singing embraces attendees with international troupes    Personalized cancer treatment wins FDA approval    A simple diet change could help live longer, reduce cardiovascular risks by 16%    Serbian Micho to be Zamalek's new coach: Egypt's Mortada Mansour    Cairo University tops 2019 Shanghai Academic Ranking    3 sentenced to death for 2016 killing of 4 Egyptian policemen    Ministry of Environment has a plan for "black clouds season"    Too early to estimate Nile's flooding volume: Irrigation Ministry    Sudan's key opposition may nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok for prime minister    Egypt to launch Bike for Every Citizen initiative soon    Egypt's Zamalek equal club record with 7-0 hammering of Somalia's Dekedaha    LA Opera declines details on longtime general director's investigation    Sudan opposition to nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok for prime minister: Sources    Egypt produces ‘Fraud' documentary on Muslim Brotherhood history    VIDEO: Egyptian Media Group releases ‘Scam,' documentary on ‘Muslim Brotherhood terrorist history'    Photo of Egyptologist Zahi Hawass to decorate NYC's Times Square to promote tourism to Egypt    T. Jefferson Parker tells latest tale in tight, vivid prose    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Parliament likely to approve in principle constitutional amendments on Thursday
26-page report on amendments was discussed on Wednesday
Published in Daily News Egypt on 14 - 02 - 2019

Egypt's Parliament, headed by Ali Abdel Aal, are expected to approve in principle the proposed amendments of the 2014 Constitution.
A session will be held to vote on accepting and referral of the amendments for general discussion.
The Parliament on Wednesday discussed a 26-page report on the constitutional amendments, which will be referred to the constitutional and legislative affairs committee for detailed discussion.
The report said that the request, submitted by 155 parliamentarians, to amend the Constitution has legal justification as it meets the demands of the 30 June Revolution in 2013.
The Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal said that three sessions were held on Wednesday to discuss the constitutional amendments, noting that they discussed only the principle of the request without making any suggestions regarding its details.
As for the refusal of some MPs to the amendments, Abdel Aal stressed that the amendments aim to reform the political scene in Egypt generally, not in favour of a certain person.
It is not the first suggestion for extending the presidential term as the committee previously assigned to draft the constitution was divided over making it six or four years, he noted.
Abdel Aal asserted that the final word on this matter will be made by the people.
He set an example of a large country which issued its constitution in 1987 and amended it after only a year and a half.
The parliament speaker described the amendment procedures in the Constitution as "harsh".
Last week, the Parliament approved a request by a fifth of members to amend some articles of the Constitution, after the majority voted in favour of the amendments.
During the Wednesday's session, the First Deputy Parliament Speaker, Al-Sayed Al-Sherif, said, "After reviewing the request, it was found legal and factual, as it came to adopt a number of reforms in the state."
The amendments have seven main aims: to boost parliamentary representation of women, Copts, Egyptians abroad, the youth, and the physically challenged; to create an upper house to help widen participation in political and parliamentary life; to increase the length of the presidential term from four to six years; to bring back the post of vice president; to reform the judicial authorities; and to change the way the minister of defence is appointed.


Clic here to read the story from its source.