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  • Friday ,11 August 2017
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Parliamentary speaker calls for amendment of 2014 constitution despite having drafted it

By-egyptindependent

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Friday ,11 August 2017

Parliamentary speaker calls for amendment of 2014 constitution despite having drafted it

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”.