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Egypt Army to Soon Issue Statement on Constitution, Ahram Says

June 17, 2012

Egypt’s ruling military council will issue a declaration within hours that stresses the need for the drafting of a new constitution within three months, the state- run Al-Ahram reported.

New parliamentary elections would be held and a committee charged with drafting the charter will also be formed, the newspaper reported, citing Sameh Ashour, head of the military council’s civilian advisory body.

To contact the reporters on this story: Tarek El-Tablawy in Cairo at teltablawy@bloomberg.net;

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net


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