Constitution committee agrees to amend 6 articles of national charter

The constitutional amendments committee, which was formed by presidential decree, agreed to amend six articles of the Constitution during its first meeting on Wednesday,.

The committee, which is headed by Serry Seiam, president of the Court of Cassation and the Supreme Judicial Council, agreed to amend Articles 76, 77, 88, 93, 179 and 189, in addition to any other articles that the committee may deem necessary to amend in subsequent meetings.

Article 76 pertains to candidacy requirements for presidential elections; Article 77 pertains to the number of terms allowed for the president to stay in office; Article 88 pertains to supervision of elections; Article 93 pertains to parliament’s authority to determine the validity of its memberships; Article 179 allows for interfering with the practice of certain freedoms set forth in other articles under the pretext of combating terrorism; and Article 189 concerns the means of amending the Constitution.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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