Chancellor Ali Awad, rapporteur of the Constitutional Committee, said at a press conference on Sunday that the committee would complete its task by Monday if the members are able to postpone their other commitments to the courts.
“We do not need another constitutional amendment to extend the deadline,” he said. “This could be done by a decree.”
On dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood, Awad said this is in the hands of the competent minister, pointing out that the article prohibiting religious associations was not amended. “We are considering an article prohibiting religious parties,” he explained.
“The committee did not decide whether the constitution would be rewritten in full or just amended,” he said.
He also said the amendments include several transitional articles. “We took all recommendations into consideration,” he said, declining to disclose whether the Shura Council would be dissolved in the new constitution.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm