Skip to comments.Egypt Court Suspends Constitutional Assembly
Posted on 04/10/2012 8:09:38 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
An Egyptian court has suspended an Islamist-dominated panel that has the job of rewriting the country's constitution.
The ruling issued Tuesday follows complaints from lawyers and liberal political parties who say the Islamist majority in the new parliament abused its powers by allocating a majority of the panel's seats to themselves and like-minded individuals.
Many liberal and leftist party members had already withdrawn from the 100-member panel in protest of Islamist attempts to dominate the process. Forging a new constitution is a crucial step in Egypt's attempts to form a new government.
A key goal of Egypt's new charter is to define the balance of power between the Islamist-dominated parliament and the post of president, formerly held by Hosni Mubarak until a popular uprising toppled him last year.
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“Forging a new constitution is a crucial step in Egypt’s attempts to form a new government.”
We have one we’re not using anymore, they could have it. /sarc (sort of)
Expect more bloodshed because of this. I recall the Egyptian folks in the US swearing that this was not going to happen. Anyone saying that Egypt was going to go this route was a paranoid far right winger.
Funny how those folks seem to have disappeared.
SCJ Ginzberg told them NOT to use ours as a model....because it’s outdated and not fair..........
But remember: Zero is not a Muslim. He just wants Muslim fanatics to rule Egypt. And what could go wrong with that?
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