Egypt: Constitution Includes 42 New Articles - Moussa

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Egyptian electoral commission supervisors and judges counts votes after last year's constitution referendum (file photo).

Chairman of the 50-strong committee assigned with amending the constitution Amr Moussa announced the completion of the constitution.

The constitution comprises 247 articles, including 42 newly introduced ones and 18 articles about rights, freedoms, social development, social justice and political rights, Moussa said in a press conference held before the voting session on the constitution starts on Saturday 30/11/2013.

Nearly 45 articles are dealing with worker and farmer rights, he said.

Moussa expressed hope that the Egyptian people would support the constitution through the upcoming referendum in order to bring stability to the country.

The chairman of the 50-strong committee said that the coming parliament has all powers to decide on creating a new parliamentary chamber.

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