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Meanwhile, signs of a new crisis between Muslim and Christian clerics members of the constitution-drafting panel emerged over Article II that currently reads as “…the principles of the Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation,” over attempts to remove the word principles. Representatives...
Ahmad al-Iskandarānī, the spokesman for the Building and Development Party of the al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group), said the Jamā’ah backpedaled on insistence on the text in the new constitution that the rulings of the Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation, adding the wording...
On the other hand, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb walked out of the ceremonial hall of Cairo University held over Mursī’s inauguration as president in protest after he was asked to leave his seat on the first row to sit in the second. Tayīb’s seat was taken by Speaker of the dissolved...
Ahmad al-Iskandarānī, the spokesman for the Building and Development Party of the al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group), said the Jamā’ah backpedaled on insistence on the text in the new constitution that the rulings of the Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation, adding the wording...
Meanwhile, signs of a new crisis between Muslim and Christian clerics members of the constitution-drafting panel emerged over Article II that currently reads as “…the principles of the Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation,” over attempts to remove the word principles. Representatives...
Constitution experts said the president of the republic, as a result of the complementary constitutional declaration, will be lacking some powers and competences, suggesting set steps to fine-tune his work as an elected president. The experts said the president, right after he takes the...
In a symbolic military parade in the Central Zone in al-Hāykstib area, the armed forces on Saturday (June 30) officially handed over power to Mursī as the first elected non-military president in sixty years. The ceremony was attended by Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the...
After the oath-taking ceremony, Mursī hailed in a speech the Supreme Constitutional Court and its members and said that Egypt today is a modern, civil, national and constitutional state, reiterating respect for the judicial and legislative powers. “I will undertake my role to guarantee the...
The official naming of a new president is one of the most important developments of the Egyptian revolution amid a heated debate regarding the powers of the coming president and those of SCAF in light of the absence of parliament. Dr. Muhammad Salāmah, a professor of law at the University of...
Archpriest Frances Farīd, the deputy head of the Beni Suef patriarchate, denied that the church was involved in directing its congregation to vote for Shafīq as some claim. “The statement found by the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist groups, which contained instructions to Copts to vote for Shafīq,...

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