New Egyptian Constitutional declaration

On July 8, Adli Mansour, Egypt’s new interim president who until recently was a member of the country’s Supreme Constitutional Court, issued yet another “constitutional declaration.”  This comes after a year of failed leadership by former President Mohamed Morsi, the historic June 30 demonstrations, the intervention by the military, the ultimate dethroning of the President and the ensuring violence, much of which have left Egypt deeply polarized.  The question today is whether this new declaration will contribute to lessening tension in the country, or whether it will become a new point of contention much like all the preceding chapters in Egypt’s troubled transition to democracy. 

 

Read the declaration here

 

READ AN ARTICLE BY ZAID AL-ALIsenior advisor on constitution building at International IDEA on the new declaraion