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National dialogue covers elections and controversial articles in new Egyptian constitution

February 17, 2014 at 1:50 am

Egypt’s “national dialogue” sessions for political groups are continuing, with the fifth session being held at the Federal Palace, the seat of the presidency. The agenda includes discussion of election law and controversial articles in the country’s new constitution, which was approved in the recent referendum.

In the fourth session held last week, chaired by Judge Mahmoud Mekki, possible amendments to the constitution were tabled for discussion and presentation to the next People’s Assembly.

A statement issued after the fourth session by the President’s office renew Mohamed Morsi’s call for national groups which haven’t participated in the dialogue so far to do so for the protection of the nation. National dialogue is intended to be as inclusive as possible, said the statement, with the participation of various political and community organisations.