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56. National Council: Members of constituent assembly should be from outside parliament

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56. National Council: Members of constituent assembly should be from outside parliament
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2012
Week: 
10
Article number: 
56
Article pages: 
6
Date of source: 
March 9, 2012
Author: 
Wā'il 'Alī
Reviewer: 
Diana Maher Ghali
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National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) demanded that the members of the constituent assembly should be elected from outside parliament to avoid conflict of interests.

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The assembly should be formed of 100 members, elected by the People’s Assembly and the Shurá Council through direct secret ballot so that the assembly would be composed of:

  • A number of 21 seats allocated to representatives of legislative branch, two-thirds nominated by the People’s Assembly and one third by the Shurá Council.
  • Three seats for representatives of the executive branch and three for the judicial.
  • A number of 18 expertise (12 professors and jurists of the constitutional law and law experts, six professors and experts of political, human and applied science).
  • Two representatives of religious inceptions, a candidate from each of the Azhar and the Egyptian church.
  • A number of 15 for public figures, such as: authors, writers, artists, scientists, thinkers and intellectuals.
  • Eight seats for syndicates’ representatives.
  • Five seats for workers unions’ representatives.
  • Five seats for farmers unions’ representatives.
  • Five seats for each of chambers of commerce (two), Federation of Egyptian Industries (two) and one seat for the Egyptian Tourism Federation.
  • Eight seats for representatives of NGOs.
  • Five seats for representatives of college students.
  • Two seats: one seat for NCHR and one seat for NCW.

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