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2 Des 2013 - Constitution committee spokesman says president can’t amend draft constitution
Spokesman of Egypt’s constitution-drafting committee Mohamed Salmawy held a press conference on Sunday, December 1, at the Shura council headquarters, where he denied any discussions to amend the roadmap, adding that some members have different opinions on this issue this issue was not put on the agenda of the committee.
Salmawy stressed that the president doesn’t have the right to amend the constitution but he just has the right to express his opinion and to accept or reject the final draft constitution.
“The draft constitution will be submitted to the interim president once the final vote on it is cast,” he said. “I do not know if he will endorse it or not, he said.
1 Des 2013 - 50-member committee approves 1st 50 articles of draft constitution
Racing to meet a 3 December deadline to prepare a new constitution for the country, the 50-member committee starts making decisions on 246 articles.
The 50-member committee approved by wide margins 50 out of 246 articles in the final draft of a new constitution for the country.
The committee started the vote by unanimously approving the draft's preamble.
The preamble states that the new constitution aims to contribute to an Egypt based on democracy and equality, building on the traditions of the country's great revolutions of 1919, 1952, 25 January 2011 and 30 June 2013.