Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Tue927 2022

Last update02:07 AM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Arab Revolutions > EGYPT
Amr Darrag: Constituent Assembly Operates in Full Glare of Political Process, Not Behind Closed Doors
Amr Darrag: Constituent Assembly Operates in Full Glare of Political Process, Not Behind Closed Doors
Secretary-General of the Egyptian charter-writing assembly affirms that his institution is not involved in any “under-the-table” transactions, and that protestors have their sights set on parliamentary elections – probably coming soon.
Thursday, November 8,2012 08:17

 Dr. Amr Darrag, Secretary-General of the Constituent Assembly (CA) entrusted with drawing up Egypt’s first post-revolution Constitution, said that – from the outset – the CA invited citizens to send their suggestions, so the new constitution would be most consensual.

Darrag added that the CA decided, right from the start, that its work would be declared in a totally transparent manner, "drafts of the Constitution are available on the Assembly’s website on the internet. We have absolutely nothing to hide".

He further explained that the absence of a constitution in Egypt, makes for a terrible lack of political and economic stability.

Darrag also said that there is no disagreement among  the various parties over the basic components of the state, and that the CA does not include any so-called religious or military parties: all parties in Egypt are civil entities. He added that all parties are agreed on Islamic (Sharia) reference.

"Certain political parties taking opposing positions within the CA seem to do so in the hope of winning votes in the coming parliamentary elections."

Moreover, Darrag said: "All we’ve done within the CA is preparatory work which will be subject to final approval in the end, after the internal CA poll. If the Assembly approves the mixed system of governance where power is balanced between the president and the parliament, there would be no justification for the presence of a Vice-President.

"The participation of women in political life will not come to be through imposing a proportion of them in parliament; but will come through a gradual change in culture and activation of the role of women within political parties."
tags: Constituent Assembly / Constitution / Parliamentary Elections / Revolution / Sharia / Darrag / Political Parties
Posted in EGYPT  
Related Articles
Constitution-Writing Panel Aims to Inform Citizens and Increase Community Dialogue
Darrag: Al-Shater Not Eligible for Freedom and Justice Party Chairmanship Candidacy
Three-Day Nomination Window Open for Freedom and Justice Party Chairman Post
Darrag: EU Delegation Expresses Confidence in Drafting of Egypt Constitution
Statement of Freedom and Justice Party National Committee on Saturday Meeting Resolutions
Constituent Assembly Secretary: Completion of Three Chapters in New Constitution Soon
Darrag to Hungarian Ambassador: Egypt on Path of Democratic Transformation
Amr Darrag: Constituent Assembly Keen on Consensus, National Accord
Darrag: Drafting of Egypt’s Constitution End of This Week
Darrag: Dahshur Problem Not Sectarian Strife; Copts are Citizens in Their Homeland
Darrag: Freedom and Justice Party Did Not Speak of a Quota in New Government
Amr Darrag: Completion of Drafting New Constitution Late August
Constituent Assembly Secretary: We Will Draft Constitution for All Egyptians
Constituent Assembly Secretary-General: Consensus Means National Charter for All
33 Public Figures Reject Shafiq’s Accusations of The Muslim Brotherhood
Darrag: Verdict has Shocked Egyptian People; Election is a Side-Issue
Darrag: Freedom and Justice Party Legally Fights Media Plotting to Discredit, Vilify FJP
Freedom and Justice Party Delegation Visits UK
Results of 2nd Phase of Parliamentary Elections, FJP Press Release no. 26
FJP to Support Families of Revolution's Victims