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No supplementary declaration: president’s advisor

Judicial bodies expected to send their nominations for members of legal committee to amend the constitution


The presidency has no intention to issue a supplementary constitutional declaration, said Ali Awad Saleh, the constitutional advisor to interim president Adly Mansour. (AFP Photo)
The presidency has no intention to issue a supplementary constitutional declaration, said Ali Awad Saleh, the constitutional advisor to interim president Adly Mansour.
(AFP Photo)

The presidency has no intention to issue a supplementary constitutional declaration, said Ali Awad Saleh, the constitutional advisor to interim president Adly Mansour.

Saleh denied claims that the president had asked him to prepare a supplementary declaration, saying he was not aware of any promises made by the president to political groups to issue a supplementary declaration.

He added that that declaration issued on 8 June will become invalid in four months, so amendments should instead be presented to the legal committee in order to amend the constitution currently under formation.

Saleh said that judicial institutions are scheduled to send their nominations for members of the legal committee, with the Supreme Council of Universities slated to send four nominations of constitutional law professors. The Supreme Constitutional Court sent two nominations on Sunday.

Interim president Adly Mansour ratified the constitutional declaration that would govern the transitional period last Monday; opposition parties announced their concerns about the declaration, as it was released without consensus and included several controversial articles.

The National Salvation Front (NSF), the main opposition bloc, assigned Al-Sayed Al-Badawy, Hamdeen Sabahy and Sameh Ashour as a delegation to the presidency.

“Since ElBaradei is now vice-president for foreign affairs, we agreed to form a team to communicate with the presidency on behalf of the NSF,” said Khaled Dawoud, NSF spokesman.

The delegation is expected to negotiate with the presidency over the controversial declaration.

The deceleration states that within 15 days from its date of issue, a committee of legal experts shall be formed to amend the now-suspended 2012 constitution.

When they are done with the draft, within a maximum of 30 days, it will be presented to a 50-member committee representing all sectors of the society to agree on a final draft within 60 days.

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