Egypt’s many revolutions: the law and the constitution-to-come.

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On the evening of June 28, in a windowless conference room on the fourth floor of the chrome-fronted Journalists Syndicate in downtown Cairo, an open debate was held on the theme of Egypt’s constitution-to-be. The subject had been hotly discussed – in the opinion pages of the newly assertive press, in pointed communiqués issued by party blocs new and old, and in the endlessly expanding online auditoria – ever since the results of a referendum on March 19, in which 77% of Egyptians had heeded the preferences of the interim military council by approving a timetable for elections this year. In pushing a ‘yes’ vote, which called for parliamentary elections to be held before the drafting of a new constitution, the provisional government, known as the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces Read Here

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