Constitutional amendments in Egypt

Source: Middle East Institute

Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk

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Egypt’s political climate has been rather turbulent of late. On Feb. 3rd of this year, a coalition of parliamentary representatives submitted a proposal for constitutional amendments to the floor. Those amendments are sweeping in scale, dealing with changes to the presidential term limits, changes to the role of the army, granting the military authority to “protect the constitution and democracy,” increased parliamentary representation of minorities, the reinstitution of the upper house of parliament, and changes to the selection of the heads of all branches of the judiciary.

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