- Reform Issues
- February 15, 2011
- 1 minute read
Egypt’s Military appoints Judge Tareq El Bishri as head of panel to amend constitution
Egypt’s military rulers have appointed a retired judge Tareq el-Bishri, former head of Egypt’s State Council to head a committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow for democratic elections later this year.
Former Egyptian judge Tareq el-Bishri will lead the eight-member panel, which also includes sitting judges from Supreme Constitutional Court, legal experts like Atef Al Banna, professor of constitutional law at Cairo University, and former lawmaker Sobhi Saleh of the Muslim Brotherhood. The panel held its first meeting Tuesday with the leader of Egypt’s military council, Hussein Tantawi and Minister of Justice.