Constituent Assembly members organizing association to promote Constitution

Constituent Assembly members organizing association to promote Constitution

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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 19:54

Members of the Constituent Assembly started taking steps to establish an official association aimed at educating the public about the Constitution.

Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson Mahmoud Ghozlan and Pharmacists Syndicate head Mohamed Abdel Gawad are among the assembly members organizing the new association.

Constituent Assembly member Amr Abdel Hady said in a press statement on Monday that the formal request to establish the association would be filed within days, and that it would be open to those who are not members of the Constituent Assembly, "because a large number of Shura Council members have requested to join the new association after it is established."

The association would ensure that no legislative or executive body would abuse the Constitution, by fighting for the correct provision of its articles, said Constituent Assembly member Nour Eddin Ali.

Hossam al-Gheriany, the head of the Constituent Assembly, would also head up the association.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm