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Dr. Māyā Mūrsī, Chairperson of the National Council for Women, spoke at the opening session of the conference entitled "Empowering Young Women Leaders from Local Councils ... Voices of Women: Stage Two." The conference was organized by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, which strives to equip...
In al-Ahrām of December 11, Margaret 'Āzir, the first Coptic woman to enter parliament through elections, said that the Islamist majority at the People's Assembly should not be a cause for concerns.
Disturbance erupted among the Coptic Evangelical Church after its representative in the Shūrá Council decided to withdraw surprisingly.
On December 28, 2012, al-Hurīyah wal-‘Adālah (Freedom and Justice) Party (FJP) composed the preliminary list of candidates that will be endorsed in the coming Shūrá Council elections in all governorates.
The three main Christian denomination in Egypt submitted a memo to President Muhammad Mursī asking him to amend 19 articles in the Constitution.
Mamdūh Ramzī, cassation lawyer and one of the appointees, expressed his satisfaction with the representation of Copts in the Council and added that the number of appointed Copts is higher than any former regime
 Kamāl Sulaymān Bishārah, member of the Coptic Advisory Council, said that he accepted appointment in the Council because the [Coptic Orthodox] Church nominated him. 
Professor of Law in Alexandria University of Law, Sūzī ‘Adlī Nāshid expressed her dissatisfaction with the presentation of women and Copts in the Shūrá Council. The member of the Shūrá Council by appointment added that the representation of Copts in the Council did not exceed 12 members from a...
Rāmī Lakah, leader of Hizb Misrinā, or "Our Egypt Party" and appointed to the Shūrá Council, said that the three Christian churches, Orthodox Catholic and Evangelical, agreed to submit one memo to be discussed on December 26. 
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...

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