Draft Constitution Expected to Resolve Tahrir Crisis

Secretary General of the Constitutional Assembly, Amr Darrag, said that the finalisation of the draft constitution is the only solution to ending the demonstrations in Tahrir Square.

Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square.

  • Egypt:  Assembly Votes On Final Draft of Egypt Constitution

    Aswat Masriya, 29 November 2012

    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 ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Demonstrations in Tahrir Call for Annulling Constitutional Declaration

    Egypt State Information Service, 28 November 2012

    Political powers rejecting the recent constitutional declaration organized on Tuesday 27/11/2012 demonstrations in Cairo and governorates calling for annulling the constitutional ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Egypt Arrests 18 in Scuffles Near Tahrir

    Aswat Masriya, 28 November 2012

    Eighteen people were arrested on Wednesday morning in Simon Bolivar Square near Tahrir in clashes between protesters and police forces, reported the state's news agency. read more »

  • Egypt:  Qandil - Gov't Respects Peaceful Protest Right

    Egypt State Information Service, 28 November 2012

    Prime Minister Hisham Qandil respects the right of peaceful demonstration, calling on press to seek accuracy in publishing news. read more »

  • Egypt:  Egypt Cassation Court Joins Strike Against Mursi

    Aswat Masriya, 28 November 2012

    Egypt's Court of Cassation decided on Wednesday to suspend its operations in all its locations until President Mohamed Mursi rescinds a constitutional decree he issued on Thursday. read more »

  • Egypt:  Mursi Opponents Rally in Cairo's Tahrir

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 27 November 2012

    Protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square are rallying against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, hours after the President told the nation's top judges that elements of his new decree ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Protesters Vow to Stay in Tahrir Until Mursi Decrees Withdrawn

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 28 November 2012

    Hundreds of demonstrators were in Cairo's Tahrir Square for a sixth day on Wednesday, demanding that President Mohamed Mursi rescind a decree they say gives him dictatorial powers, ... read more »