‘Union to Defend the Constitution’ brings opposition forces together to reject constitutional amendments

Source: Madamasr

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Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/02/07/feature/u/union-to-defend-the-constitution-brings-opposition-forces-together-to-reject-constitutional-amendments/

Two days after a host of constitutional amendments were submitted to Egypt’s Parliament earlier this week, a number of political parties and public figures announced the establishment of a group formed to oppose the proposed changes.

The group, which is called the “Union to Defend the Constitution,” aims to act as a “popular democratic framework that will address the task of protecting the Constitution and defending it via all possible peaceful means,” according to a statement issued by former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi, one of the group’s founding members, on Tuesday.

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