When Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour called on Egyptians to participate in the referendum on the constitution, which the 50-member committee finalized, he transcended beyond ordinary legislative measures and drifted towards celebration and perseverance. The celebration is of the first important step which the Egyptians committed to as part of the roadmap. This means that despite all obstructions, insistence to move forward is so far the best means to finalize the ongoing battle with the Muslim Brotherhood and their followers. The 50-member committee, others who represent the Egyptian political and social spectra and millions of Egyptians agree that what unites them is the conviction that this document is the way out of the current situation.
The current draft constitution has 247 articles of which 42 are new, 18 are on freedoms and rights and 45 are on laborers and peasants. The draft constitution has also ended the Shura Council and this grants the parliament the authority of legislating, deciding the government's general policy and supervising the work of the executive authority. Unlike the 2012 constitution, establishing parties on religious basis has been banned. Also, according to the draft constitution, the supreme constitutional court is the reference to interpret sharia principles.
Remarks on the constitution
The new constitution has for the first time ever included articles on remote areas which were previously overlooked, like Sinai and Upper EgyptAbdel Latif el-Menawy