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Yasser Rizk، board chairman of Akhbar Al-Youm، said in a newspaper article on 5 January that the 50-member constituent assembly which drafted the national charter in 2014 should move “very soon” to publicly announce that there is a “pressing need for either writing a new constitution or amending some of its articles”.
Rizk، who suggested in an article on 29 December that Article 140 of the constitution should be changed to increase the presidential term to six years to allow President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi to stay in power beyond 2022، also urged that the parliamentary majority move in the coming period to form groups that will draw a new roadmap for constitutional amendments.
“These groups should include constitutional law professors، lawyers and MPs so that all can reach a consensus at the end on which articles should be redrafted،” Rizk said.
All of the moves، Rizk said، should go in line with Article 226 which regulates the process of constitutional amendments. “The article states that the amendment of one or more articles of the constitution may be requested by the president or one-fifth of the members of the House of Representatives، and that the house should discuss the request within 30 days. If approved، it shall discuss the texts of proposed amendments within 60 days، and if approved by a two-thirds majority، it will be put to a public referendum،” Rizk said، recommending that “we all should hurry up because time is running out. We should finish this job before the end of 2019.”
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Egyptian Gazette Pompeo، Sisi discuss Palestinian cause، regional developments Branch of Prince Edward Island University to be inaugurated in Egypt Min. orders investigation as school bus runs over student Egypt’s Education Minister Tarek Shawki ordered an immediate investigation into the death of three year old Malika in Giza after her school bus ran over her.
The student went to El-Radwa Language Schools located in 6th of October city.
The ministry affirmed that it will punish the ones responsible for the accident after the end of the investigations. A surveillance camera picked up the incident. However، Egypt Today is not publishing the video due to its disturbing nature.
Such a horrible incident comes shortly after a wall of a building، reportedly illegally included inside al-Manara private school in Marg district northeast of Cairo، collapsed in December، causing the death of one student and the injury of many others.
Shawki suspended the general director of al-Marg Educational Administration، the under-secretary of administration and the director of private education until an investigation is conducted on whether the school notified the concerned parties about the state of the wall and took the necessary cautionary measures for the students' safety.