29 November 2012

Egypt: Session to Vote On Egypt's Draft Constitution Begins

The Constituent Assembly session to vote on Egypt's final draft of the constitution has begun, announced head of the assembly Hossam al-Gheriyani.

Members of the constitution-writing assembly will vote on each article separately, said Gheriyani.

According to the assembly's Facebook page, Mamdouh al-Waly and Mohamed Mohey al-Deen who had originally withdrawn from the assembly are attending Thursday's session to vote on the final draft.

Egypt's constituent assembly announced on Thursday that it has finished drafting the final draft of the country's constitution, taking into account all suggestions, and is ready to vote on it today.

All discussions regarding the constitution were finalized at an early hour on Thursday, the assembly said in a statement, announcing that the vote will be public.

"We invite everyone to come witness this historic moment", the statement said.

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