Egypt Independent

Justice Ministry drafting law to ensure president’s accountability



The Justice Ministry

is drafting a new law to guarantee accountability for the president.

“The committee assigned by Justice Ministry to draft the law is currently considering laws that hold presidents accountable in other countries to select the best models, as a basis for the Egyptian one,” Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki told the Turkish news agency Anadolu on Monday.

“Once the draft law is finished, it will be posted on the ministry’s Facebook page and then be submitted to social dialogue," he added.

Several political forces have been calling for the law, particularly in the midst of accusations levied against President Mohamed Morsy that he is responsible for the eruption of violent clashes nationwide since January.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm