State Council: Constitution First is Illegitimate
|Monday, June 20,2011 16:18|
A statement by Chancellor Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Attia, First Vice President of the Administrative Court and head of the main assembly of Fatwa and Legislation rejected calls by several national organizations to push forward constitutional amendments prior to elections.
According to Attia, the provisions of Article 60 of the constitution stipulate that those nominated for the People Assembly and the Shura Council should assemble in a joint meeting with SCAF during the 6 months of their election. Attia added, the meeting will then conduct an election which will choose a constituent assembly of 100 members to set up a draft for a new constitution within six months from the date of its establishment.
Speaking to Ikhwanweb, Attia stated that there is no way to ignore the results of the referendum held last March. He asserted that Article 60 of the constitution is the same as Article 189 and no body, including the SCAF, will be able to amend these articles except through another referendum.