Current Egyptian Constitution in Effect Until Permanent Constitution Approved

March 30th, 2011

Wow, Egpyt is flying through their constitutional ratification process. From CNN:

Egypt’s ruling military leadership will announce Wednesday a constitutional declaration that will operate as a working constitution in the current political transitional period, state-run news media MENA reported.

This new working constitution will be in effect until a new one is drafted and approved.

And what is in this Constitution?

The constitutional declaration, which will override the current 1971 constitution, will define the powers of the executive and judicial branches as well as institute laws to govern the presidential and parliamentarian election processes.

The declaration is also expected to include articles about citizens’ rights and freedoms.

See here and here for my previous posts on the Egyptian Constitution.

Update: While I am blogging about Egypt, I may as well include this gorgeous satellite photograph of the Middle East. It looks so peaceful from up there.