TIMEP Brief: Draft Constitutional Amendments

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Author(s): TIMEP

Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-draft-constitutional-amendments/

As early as January 2018, some Egyptian policymakers and media outlets beganhighlighting the importance of introducing constitutional amendments. While these calls initially centered on presidential terms limits, on February 3, 2019, the Coalition in Support of Egypt submitted a broader package of draft constitutional amendments to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. This proposal was then reviewed for compliance with the constitution and the House’s bylaws and voted on by the General Committee on February 5. It is currently still before the House of Representatives.

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