3. Constitutional changes: a bone of contention

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3. Constitutional changes: a bone of contention

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Year: 
2011
Week: 
11
Article number: 
3
Article pages: 
1
Date of source: 
March 13, 2011
Author: 
'Āshraf Madbūlī
Reviewer: 
Toon Bijnens
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Political parties and figures are still divided on the Army's proposed constitutional amendments, on which the Egyptians are to vote next week.

The Muslim Brotherhood announced it backed the constitutional changes, urging the people to vote for them as a “first positive step, but not enough”.

The Brotherhood was seeking more changes to reduce the power of the president. However, plans to remove the current Constitution within a year after the parliamentary elections gave the party a good reason to accept this step.

Most other political parties and figures have criticized the constitutional changes as proposed by the Army.

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