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Egypt's military rulers set deadline for constituent assembly consensus

06-06-2012 05:53 BJT

CAIRO, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Hussein Tantawi on Tuesday called for consensus over criteria of the constituent assembly within two days, or a supplementary constitutional declaration will be announced.

The SCAF and 18 political parties besides independent lawmakers agreed to hold a meeting on Thursday to announce a final decision over special criteria to form the constituent assembly, or the SCAF will take the responsibility to declare a supplementary constitutional declaration before the run-off presidential election.

Moustafa Bakry, an independent member in the parliament who attended Tuesday's meeting, told reporters that the supplementary declaration will decide the criteria and the timetable for preparing the constitution.

Tantawi affirmed that the elections will run in the fixed date with integrity and neutrality, noting that "the country will go on with its road toward stability." The armed force will transfer power to a civilian power on June 30 as promised.

The Muslim Brotherhood (MB)'s Freedom and Justice, the Wasat Party and the Social Egyptian Party boycotted Tuesday's meeting. Representative of the Salafist Nour party will negotiate with them.

Head of the Wafd Party Sayed Badawy will work with the other political movements to agree on the standards to form the constituent assembly, ratio of representations and rate of voting before Thursday.

The People's Assembly elected a 100-member constituent assembly in March. But the MB and Salafists dominated the body, sparkling fierce opposition from secular parties. The assembly was later suspended by an administrative court.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: Xinhua

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