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Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
During the conference "Misr Tatahadath" (Egypt Speaks) last Wednesday (December 19), the Partners in the Homeland Coalition declared her rejection of the results of the first phase of the constitutional plebiscites. According to the Coalition, there were numerous violations and the integrity of the...
A representative of political powers participating in national dialogue sessions yesterday said that President Mursī will announce the names of members of the Shūrá Council next Friday, just hours before the start of the second stage of the referendum over the Constitution next Saturday (December...
The results of the first phase of the plebiscite, announced unofficially on December 16, show that Islamic movements with all its powers, religious discourse and executive resources failed to convince more than 56.5 per cent of the total number of eligible voters to approve the Constitution (Author...
Salafī and Islamic protesters demonstrating off the Supreme Constitutional Court prevented Counselor Māhir al-Bihayrī, Court President, yesterday (December 16) from entering the Court to do his job. Consequently, the Court had to halt its sessions indefinitely. 
Yahyá al-Jamal, constitutional jurist, said that the measures took on the first phase of the referendum over the draft Constitution makes it an illegitimate referendum. 
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah said the president’s decree no. 355/2012 is only giving an official status for the new pope as far as dealing with the state institutions is concerned, adding the president does not enjoy the powers to accept or refuse the (church’s) decision because the pope was...
The Supreme Constitutional Court issued a statement saying that remarks from the President’s Office, which accuse the Court of being a “counter-revolutionary” force trying to topple the gains of the Revolution, are slanderous and constitute a criminal act. 
The Egyptian Church has denied accusations levelled against it by the Muslim Brotherhood, claiming that it had mobilized Copts to vote against the draft constitution during the first round of the referendum which took place last Saturday (15 December).
In Nasr City, Christian women were prevented from voting in one of the polling stations, also many voting cards were not stamped. 
In Shubrā, Muslims and Christians united against the Constitution.
Seventeen governorates head to polling stations Saturday, December 22 to vote on the second phase of Egypt’s draft Constitution; observers record a number of electoral violations. 
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St Mark the Apostle, cast his ballot in  al-Waylῑ polling station.
The civil state proponents achieved a remarkable victory inside the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, successfully obtaining the abolition of several articles that clash with the principles of citizenship and equality.
State Commissioner's Authority’s recommendations to the Administrative Judiciary Court was to cancel the press reshuffle decided by the Shūrá Council on September 2012.
President Muhammad Mursī decision to appoint 90 members of the Shūrá Council came as an evidence that Islamists, especially the MB, will have control over the number of appointees. This contradicts with spokesperson for the President Yāsir ‘Alī’s statements that 75 percent of appointees will not be...
Security agencies in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena deactivated a decision by Governor ‘Ādil Labīb to embark on works to refurbish the Anba Antonius and Virgin Mary Church in the village of Abū Shūshah.
Al-Akhbār published an article on Burhāmī’s claim that his statement during a video footage has been “misinterpreted”. The deal would pave the way for a Shari'a-based constitution while temporality holding the immunity of the Azhar’s grand Shaykh.
“You do not deserve freedom and justice, if you deny them for your opponents, and if you do not strive to grant them the full rights of citizenship, so be sure that no one will strive for yours, unless you experience the bitter taste of being segregated. Freedom, justice and equality are rights...
Egyptian churches declared on Thursday (December 13) that they would participate in the Constitutional referendum scheduled for Saturday (December 15). In a statement from the papal headquarters, the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II declared, that every citizen has the freedom to vote.

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