Egypt: Presidency Announces Names of Alternates for Constitution Committee
Egypt’s presidency released late on Sunday 1/9/2013 the names of 49 alternative members for the committee to amend the suspended 2012 constitution.
Here is a run-down of the 49 alternatives:
- Representing Al-Azhar: Mohamed El-Shahat El-Guindy, Mohamed Abdel-Samad, and Mohga Ghaleb Abdel-Rahman.
- Representing the Church: Counselor Monsef Soliman, Counselor Gameel Habib, and Counselor Makram Lamei
- Representing the youth: Amr Ahmed Ibrahim, Moatamer Amin, Maha Abou Bakr and Wael Attiya.
- Representing the Egyptian Writers Union: Mohamed El-Mkhzengy
- Representing the Federation of Artistic Trade Unions: Sameh El-Sreity
- Representing the Fine and Applied arts sector: Mostafa Hussein
- Representing the Supreme Council of Culture Ahmed Abdel-Moeti Hegazy
- Representing the Labor federations: Mohamed Wahab Allah and Yousry Maarouf
- Representing the peasant’s syndicate: Mohamed El-Dabsh, Mohamed Rashed
- Representing Lawyers’ Syndicate: Magdi Ahmed Nagi
- Representing the Doctors’ Syndicate: Doctor Khaled Emara
- Representing the engineers: Engineer Hussein Saboor
- Representing the Journalists’ Syndicate: Gamal Fahmy
- Representing the tourism chambers: Moataz El-Sayed
- Representing the Federation of Industries: Mohamed Zaki El-Sweedi
- Representing the Chamber of Commerce: Mohamed Attiya Fayoumi
- Representing Egypt’s Students’ Union: Hesham Ashraf Farag
- Representing NGOs: Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
- Representing the National Council for women: Amna Noseir
- Representing the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood: Nehad Abu-Qemsan
- Representing the Supreme Council of Universities: Omaima Idris
- Representing the National Council for Human Rights: Nasser Amin
- Representing the National Council for Challenging Disabilities: Salah Abdel-Maqsoud
- Representing the Armed Forces: General Maher Manaa Gad El-Haq
- Representing the Islamic current: Salafist Nour Party Mohamed Saad Gawish and Islamic thinker Nageh Ibrahim
- Representing the liberal current: Naguib Abadeer of the liberal Free Egyptians Party and Ambassador Mohamed El-Orabi, the head of the liberal Conference Party
- Representing the leftist current: Socialist Popular Alliance Party Safaa Zaki Murad
- Representing the nationalist current: Salah El-Din desouki, head of the Nasserist Popular Conference Party
The alternates also include several public figures, such as Counselor Ahmed Rashwan, Judge Medhat Saad El-Din, Journalist Ibrahim Issa, former diplomat and novelist Ezz El-Din Choukri Fischere and script-writer Waheed Hamed. Public figures also include Mohamed Kbeish, Osama Al-Azhari, Wasim El-Sisi, Salah Eissa and Leila Tekla.