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Egypt’s military issues interim constitution

CAIRO – Egypt’s military rulers on Wednesday issued an interim constitution under which the transitional administration will run the country until elections allow power to be returned to an elected government.
The decree, read by a member of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, confirmed that the military would hold presidential powers until a new head of state is elected.
The interim constitution’s 62 articles included amended sections of the old constitution that were approved by a referendum on March 19 and which open the door to a competitive presidential election.
Sharia still ‘main source’ of law
CAIRO – The principles of Islamic Sharia law remain the “main source” of Egyptian law but political parties cannot be formed on a confessional basis, the transitional military government said on Wednesday.
General Mamduh Shahin made the announcement as he unveiled an amended constitution incorporating changes endorsed in a referendum earlier this month which marked the first popular vote since the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak in February. AFP
Presidential election by Nov
CAIRO – Egypt will hold a presidential election “within a month or two” of a parliamentary poll promised for September, the transitional military government said on Wednesday.
General Mamduh Shahin made the announcement as he unveiled an amended constitution incorporating changes endorsed in a referendum earlier this month which marked the first popular vote since the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak in February. AFP



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