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    Default New Egypt Constitution

    Someone has translated it to English.

    Egypt's draft constitution translated | Egypt Independent

    Some interesting bits:

    Article 2
    Islam is the religion of the state and Arabic its official language. Principles of Islamic Sharia are the principal source of legislation.



    Article 4

    Al-Azhar is an encompassing independent Islamic institution, with exclusive autonomy over its own affairs, responsible for preaching Islam, theology and the Arabic language in Egypt and the world. Al-Azhar Senior Scholars are to be consulted in matters pertaining to Islamic law.


    The post of Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh is independent and cannot be dismissed. The method of appointing the Grand Sheikh from among members of the Senior Scholars is to be determined by law.

    The State shall ensure sufficient funds for Al-Azhar to achieve its objectives.


    All of the above is subject to law regulations.



    Article 7

    Defense of the motherland and its soil is a sacred duty, and conscription is obligatory in accordance with the law.



    Article 10
    The family is the basis of the society and is founded on religion, morality and patriotism.


    The State is keen to preserve the genuine character of the Egyptian family, its cohesion and stability, and to protect its moral values, all as regulated by law.

    The State shall ensure maternal and child health services free of charge, and enable the reconciliation between the duties of a woman toward her family and her work.


    The State shall provide special care and protection to female breadwinners, divorced women and widows.



    Article 27

    Workers shall have a share of the management and profits of enterprises...

    Article 44
    Insult or abuse of all religious messengers and prophets shall be prohibited.

    Article 63
    Work is a right, duty and honor for every citizen, guaranteed by the State on the basis of the principles of equality, justice and equal opportunities. There shall be no forced labor except in accordance with law.

    It reminds me of Dev's 1937 constitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Someone has translated it to English.

    Egypt's draft constitution translated | Egypt Independent

    Some interesting bits:

    Article 2
    Islam is the religion of the state and Arabic its official language. Principles of Islamic Sharia are the principal source of legislation.



    Article 4

    Al-Azhar is an encompassing independent Islamic institution, with exclusive autonomy over its own affairs, responsible for preaching Islam, theology and the Arabic language in Egypt and the world. Al-Azhar Senior Scholars are to be consulted in matters pertaining to Islamic law.


    The post of Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh is independent and cannot be dismissed. The method of appointing the Grand Sheikh from among members of the Senior Scholars is to be determined by law.

    The State shall ensure sufficient funds for Al-Azhar to achieve its objectives.


    All of the above is subject to law regulations.



    Article 7

    Defense of the motherland and its soil is a sacred duty, and conscription is obligatory in accordance with the law.



    Article 10
    The family is the basis of the society and is founded on religion, morality and patriotism.


    The State is keen to preserve the genuine character of the Egyptian family, its cohesion and stability, and to protect its moral values, all as regulated by law.

    The State shall ensure maternal and child health services free of charge, and enable the reconciliation between the duties of a woman toward her family and her work.


    The State shall provide special care and protection to female breadwinners, divorced women and widows.



    Article 27

    Workers shall have a share of the management and profits of enterprises...

    Article 44
    Insult or abuse of all religious messengers and prophets shall be prohibited.

    Article 63
    Work is a right, duty and honor for every citizen, guaranteed by the State on the basis of the principles of equality, justice and equal opportunities. There shall be no forced labor except in accordance with law.

    It reminds me of Dev's 1937 constitution.
    Dev's constitution of 1937 is old in terms iof actual years, but virtually an ancient document in terms of how far the world has changed since. To see this stuff in a 2013 constitution is deeply depressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niall996 View Post
    Dev's constitution of 1937 is old in terms iof actual years, but virtually an ancient document in terms of how far the world has changed since. To see this stuff in a 2013 constitution is deeply depressing.
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    "and a maximum wage in civil service positions with exemptions regulated by law."


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    The wording of the constitution doesn't worry me so much as the new dictatorial powers Morsi has bestowed upon himself.

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    Looney constitution
    Wait till the legal profession get their hands on it
    It will be ripped to pieces in the courts - if they allow a free judiciary

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    Quote Originally Posted by neiphin View Post
    such feigned horror
    What are you waffling on about?
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    Article 27 will see many international businesses running right out of Egypt imho

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
    Looney constitution
    Wait till the legal profession get their hands on it
    It will be ripped to pieces in the courts - if they allow a free judiciary

    Indeed. Meanwhile Jordan has just kicked off. Now there's a "surprise".

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