Sat, 02 Mar 2019 - 03:54 GMT
FILE: A Saturday statement by the committee affirmed that the sessions aim at discussing various points of view in regards to the proposed amendments.
CAIRO – 2 March 2019: The Coordination Committee for Young Politicians and Party Members is holding a series of dialogue sessions to discuss Egypt’s newly proposed constitutional amendments.
A Saturday statement by the committee affirmed that the sessions aim at discussing various points of view in regards to the proposed amendments.
“The committee, through this dialogue, intends to foster dialogue despite the different opinions and ideologies,” the statement said. “This would boost and support the society with the culture of a democratic dialogue that respects disagreements and entrenches respect to different points of view.”
The motion to amend the constitution was submitted by 150 Parliament members, more than a 5th of the total deputies (596).
According to Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal, the constitutional and legislative affairs committee, which will be in charge of discussing the amendments over two months in hearing sessions, will be keen to hold a national dialogue on them.
Through its statement, the committee expressed hope that dialogue must be a special feature for a generation of young politicians, stressing that the sessions do not intend to unify different points of view or announce a unified stand regarding the amendments.
The sessions are scheduled to take place within a few days, with the participation of veteran analysts and legal experts in order to enrich the dialogue.
As per the initial approval,the amendments will be referred to the Legislative Committee of the Parliament to consider them within 60 days, said Parliament Speaker Abdel Aal last month. Then, if the committee approves the amendments, the president has the right to call on the Egyptians for public referendum to confirm the amendments.