Since the revolution of 2011, Egyptians have engaged in almost continuous debate over a critical question: “What sort of country do we want?”
This past December, I delivered an answer, on behalf of the Committee of 50 entrusted with amending Egypt’s Constitution, to Egypt’s acting president, Adly Mansour. Mr. Mansour recently confirmed that a two-day referendum on this draft will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday. We believe that this new charter, shaped over months of discussion and many drafts, reflects the needs and aspirations of all Egyptians, regardless of religious affiliation, gender, race, political views or economic status.
Contrary to what critics say, this document turns the page decisively on both the 2012 and 1971 Constitutions, and thus marks a historic step on our path to a government that is of, by and for the Egyptian people.… Seguir leyendo »