CAIRO: Head of the 50-members committee Amr Moussa said that the committee members have the right to run in any upcoming elections.
Partisan campaigns have launched around Egypt on both sides of the constitution, some calling for voting 'yes' in the referendum on the newly amended Constitution, while others oppose it.
Chairman of the constitution drafting committee Amr Moussa presented on Tuesday the final draft of the charter – finalised Sunday evening – to interim President Adly Mansour.
Strong Egypt Party, April 6 Youth Movement, the Revolutionary Socialists, and the No to Military Trials group all announced their rejection of the newly amended constitution, due to several articles, especially the one allowing military trials for civilians, and the one that requires the approval of the army to dismiss the defense minister.
CAIRO: The Egyptian Coalition on Children’s Rights (ECCR) released a statement on Dec. 2 demanding a fair trail for the two minors accused of murder and attempted rape of five-year-old Zeina Arafa.
The committee responsible for amending the Egyptian constitution finished voting on a new draft of the charter on Sunday evening, approving four articles that had not been passed in earlier sessions.
CAIRO: Egyptians living abroad continue to sign up on the website of the Supreme Electoral Committee to be able to vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum before registration ends on Monday.
Confusion prevailed at the 50-member constitutional committee after committee members submitted requests to alter the roadmap and hold the presidential elections before the parliamentary elections.
CAIRO: Eleven revolutionary movements and political parties and 15 political activists called for an organized protest at Talaat Harb Square on Monday.
CAIRO: Head of Journalists Syndicate and 50-committee member Diaa Rashwan said no constitution in the world includes the freedom of media and of citizens as the newly adopted one in Egypt.
Bassem Youssef is scheduled to be the guest of Yousry Foda’s ONTV talk show “Akher Kalam” on Wednesday evening, making it his first appearance since the suspension of his program on the network CBC.
The 50-member committee approved all articles related to powers of parliament (articles 101-138) before adjourning for Saturday night.
Cairo University holds security services responsible for the violent acts that took place with the students on Thursday, saying it will document the incident with pictures and videos to report to the authorities and bring the wrongdoers to account.
WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel telephoned his Egyptian counterpart on Saturday to voice U.S. concerns about a new Egyptian law that curbs protests and has prompted the arrest of a group of Egyptian girls and political activists, a spokesman said.
The National Defence Council met on Saturday, headed by interim President Adly Mansour, to discuss recent developments, after which the presidency released a statement reiterating the state’s commitment to respect freedom of expression, but also to ensure the safety of citizens.
CAIRO: The Journalists’ Syndicate, in cooperation with the General Union for Palestinian Women, will celebrate the International Day for Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Sunday at 5 pm in the Journalists’ Syndicate.
Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawy expressed disappointment over incidents that took place on Tuesday when demonstrators protested before the Shura Council.
CAIRO: Minister of Planning Ashraf El-Araby presented on Wednesday at a government meeting a report about progress made in stimulating the economy, saying that delivery rates witnessed an increase in comparison to previous periods, Youm7 reported.
The Interior Ministry said it has approved a request to protest in Cairo's Talaat Harb Square on Wednesday.
The ministry announced the protest could take place in downtown between 4-10 pm, after which it would be dispersed. The statement acknowledged that protesters were "expressing their rejection of the protest law and demanding the release" of those detained the day before.
CAIRO: Peaceful demonstrations should not be dispersed violently, said Hasan Shahin, member of Tamarod movement political office in a phone call to Tahrir satellite channel.
The Egyptian police tried for the first time on Tuesday to implement a controversial law on protests which was issued by the president earlier this week.
Activists take to the streets in downtown Cairo on Wednesday against a new protest law enforced with a string of arrests and the use teargas against crowds a day earlier