Parliamentary speaker Ali Abd al-Aal on Wednesday called on MPs to amend the 2014 draft of the constitution, claiming that it was drafted at a time of state instability.
This comes despite the fact that Abd al-Aal himself worked on the 2014 draft.
The president, despite being a top executive authority, is not permitted to dismiss any ministers from office under the 2014 constitution, Abd al-Aal explained, claiming that a conflict of interest would arise if the House of Representatives were to reject a ministerial reshuffle.
Abd al-Aal, also criticized the ban on dual-national Egyptians running in the presidential elections and being members of the House of Representatives. He asserted that the main requirement of candidacy should be “loyalty to the homeland”.