5 November 2012

Egypt: President Mursi - Nation Needs Constitutional Stability to Start Development Process

Egypt needs political and constitutional stability to start real development and construction, said President Mohamed Morsi.

Egyptians are capable of rendering underway consultations on the new constitution successfully, the president said on Sunday 4/11/2012 during a meeting with a number of national figures and political powers.

Morsi also met a group of youth powers as part of his consultations to reach consensus on the new draft constitution, said presidential spokesman Yasser Ali.

The youths included activists Wael Khalil, Wael Ghoneim, Israa Abdel-Fattah, Ahmed Akeal, Enjy Hamdi, Islam Lotfy and Mohamed Osman, the Spokesman said.

As for the president's meeting with political powers, which included members of the Constituent Assembly, the spokesman said that the participants assured Morsi that no disagreements erupted over major articles in the draft constitution.

The presidency does not interfere in the work of the constitution-writing body, he noted.

A second meeting with the same group will be held within days, he said, adding that the Constituent Assembly is expected to complete its task on December 12.

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