4 December 2012

Egypt: Judges to Supervise Referendum

The Supreme Judicial Council agreed on Monday 3/12/2012 to second judges and members of the general prosecution to supervise the referendum on the new constitution.

This decision was taken at the end of the meeting of the Supreme Judicial Council in the light of the memo submitted by counselor Samir Abul Maatei, the president of the Cairo Court of Appeal in which he called for approving to second judges and members of the general prosecution to supervise the referendum which is slated for December 15.

Judges of the State Council also agreed to take part in supervising the referendum.

Meanwhile, Spokesman of Foreign Ministry Amr Roshdy said that a referendum on the new constitution will start abroad for Egyptian expatriates on Saturday. It is to last for four days.

Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr decided to extend working hours of the Egyptian embassies and consulates to be from 8 am to 8 pm in order to give the opportunity to expatriates to participate in the referendum, Roshdy said.

The referendum will be held in all the Egyptian embassies as well as in 11 general consulates.

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