Prominent businessman Mohamed Abul-Enein، head of Egyptian-European Business Council، said on Wednesday that no one can deny that the 2014 constitution was a great work، noting that Egypt، at that time، was on the verge of civil war without the June 30 Revolution.
"The state was unable to form a government or hold elections، so drafting a new constitution was an urgent imperative، adding that the current constitution does not reflect Egypt's contemporary vision and policy"، Abul-Enein added.
These remarks came in a meeting held today Wednesday، under the chairmanship of businessman Abul-Enein، in which he affirmed that the constitutional amendments، especially with regard to articles related to extending the presidential term، come to fit with President Al-Sisi’s reform plans for Egypt.
Abul-Enein confirmed، citing the constitutional amendments witnessed by a number of world countries، that the constitutions are not eternal.
He continued "Everyone talked about extending the presidential terms، noting that the amendments have a very great significance، including securing a quota guaranteeing women at least 25 percent of parliament seats، as well as “adequate representation” for youth، farmers، workers and the country’s Christian minority.
He concluded that this philosophy confirms to the world that we have a civilized way of thinking."