6 November 2013

Egypt: 50-Member Panel Discusses Two Chambers of "Representatives House", "Shura"

Head of 50-member panel -responsible for amending the constitution- Amr Moussa denied what was circulated about his keenness to maintain the Shura Council in the new constitution for chairing it.

He went on to say that what is currently being considered now is Egypt's need to a legislative system with two chambers or with only one chamber, and that is what will be considered.

On his part, Moussa called for having a legislative council with two chambers, the first called the House of Representatives and the second called the Senate, but the Senate should be given full competences and powers not like the case in previous eras.

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