State Council judges agree to supervise referendum

The Special Council, which is the highest administrative authority of the State Council, on Monday agreed to supervise the referendum on Egypt’s draft constitution.

The council is sending the High Elections Commission the names of the judges who would be tasked with the supervision on Tuesday.

The council also reviewed a request submitted to it by Hamdy Yassin, head of the State Council’s Judges Club, calling for general assemblies to discuss the legitimacy of the constitutional declaration and the suspension of work in all courts.

The council had issued a statement on 24 November saying it could not comment on the constitutional declaration as it was being challenged before the Administrative Court.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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