- President Mohamed Morsi's Constitutional Decree - December 9, 2012 (Arabic) (English)
- Final Draft of Constitution, published November 29, 2012 (Arabic) (English) (Audio)
- President Mohamed Morsi's Constitutional Decree - November 22, 2012 (Arabic) (English)
- Draft of the Constitution, published October 24, 2012) (Arabic)
- Draft of the Constitution, published October 16, 2012 (Arabic) (English)
- President Mohamed Morsi's Decree Pardoning January 25 Prisoners - October 8 (English) (Arabic)
- President Mohamed Morsi's Constitutional Declaration - August 12 (English) (Arabic)
- President Mohamed Morsi’s Decree reinstating the dissolved parliament – July 8 (English) (Arabic)
- Renaissance (Nahda) Project (English)
- Morsi Meter (English) (Arabic)
- SCAF Amendments to Interim Constitution - June 17, 2012 (English) (Arabic)
- Interim Constitution (full text, English and Arabic), ratified by popular referendum on March 23, 2011)
- Law on the Presidential Election, No. 174, 2005 (Arabic)
- Electoral laws for the People’s Assembly and Shura Council (full text, Arabic, amended July 19, 2011)
- Law on Non-Governmental Organizations, No. 84/2002 (English)
- Law on the People’s Assembly, amended October 2011 (PDF, Arabic)
- Supra-Constitutional Principles (English) (Arabic)
- The Final Draft Wording of the Articles on Defense and National Security in the New Constitution (English) (Arabic)
- Leaked Articles of the Draft Constitution (English)
Egyptian Government Resources
- Official Facebook page of President Mohamed Morsi (Arabic)
- Official Facebook page of Prime Minister Hesham Qandil (Arabic)
- Official Facebook page of Presidential Spokesman Yasser Ali (Arabic)
- Official Facebook page of the Supreme Council of the Armed forces (Arabic)
- Official website of the Cabinet (English) (Arabic)
- Ministry of Interior (English) (Arabic)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (English) (Arabic)
- Ministry of Finance (English) (Arabic)
- Ministry of International Cooperation (Arabic)
- Ministry of Social Solidarity (Arabic)
- Ministry of Information (Arabic)
- Ministry of Industry & Foreign Trade (English) (Arabic)
- Ahram Weekly (English)
- Egypt Independent (English)
- Daily News Egypt (English)
- Ahram Online (English)
- Akhbar al-Youm (Arabic)
- Ahram (Arabic)
- Ahram Gateway (Arabic)
- al-Masry al-Youm (Arabic)
- al-Shorouk (Arabic)
- al-Wafd (Arabic)
- Masrawy (Arabic)
- EGYNews (Arabic)
Think Tanks and NGOs:
- al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (English)
- Arab Forum for Alternatives (English) (Arabic)
- Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (English) (Arabic)
- Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (English) (Arabic)
- Adl (Justice)
- al-Asala (Authenticity)
- Building and Development
- Democratic Front
- al-Dostour (Constitution)
- Freedom and Justice
- Ghad (Tomorrow)
- Ittihad (Union)
- Karama (Dignity)
- al-Masriyin al-Ahrar (Free Egyptians)
- Masr al-Hurriya (Egypt Freedom)
- Nour (Light)
- Popular Alliance
- Reform and Development
- Social Democratic
- Sufi Liberation
- al-Tayar al-Masry (Egyptian Current)
Amid mounting tension between Egypt's Islamist political forces and the judiciary, Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud described Tuesday's ruling by Egypt's High Constitutional Court (HCC), which overturned a presidential decree reinstating the People's Assembly, as "worthless." "We have filed a lawsuit calling for the replacement of the presiding judges in the case, since it has been proven that these judges were not qualified to look into the case," Abdel-Maqsoud told reporters following Tuesday's court ruling.
[Egypt Independent, 7/10/2012] Wafd Party head Al-Sayed al-Bedawy dismissed two MPs from the party and referred another to investigation for attending the People’s Assembly session on Tuesday. MPs Hana Abul Gheit and Ahmed Wahdan were dismissed from the party after they failed to comply with the Wafd Party’s directive not to attend the session. The Wafd Party executive council declared that the People’s Assembly is invalid under the decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The deputy head of the party, Mohamed Abdel Aleem, also attended the session and will be investigated by a party committee.
[Ahram Online, Youm7 (Arabic), 7/10/2012] Amid mounting tension between Egypt's Islamist political forces and the judiciary, Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud described Tuesday's ruling by Egypt's High Constitutional Court (HCC), which overturned a presidential decree reinstating the People's Assembly, as "worthless." "We have filed a lawsuit calling for the replacement of the presiding judges in the case, since it has been proven that these judges were not qualified to look into the case," Abdel-Maqsoud told reporters following Tuesday's court ruling.
[Reuters, 7/11/2012] Egypt's Islamist-led parliament reconvened on Tuesday in an open challenge to the generals who dissolved it last month. The supreme court swiftly ruled the newly elected, Islamist president had acted illegally in summoning the assembly, heightening a confrontation between the newly elected head of state and an establishment that once served Hosni Mubarak. In sign the standoff would not end swiftly, Brotherhood officials were quick on Tuesday to question the court's right to rule against the president's decree and vowing to fight on. Egypt's troubled transition to democracy is increasingly being fought in the courts, but that masks a much deeper conflict with an establishment rooted in six decades of military rule, half of that period under the leadership of Mubarak.
[Egypt Independent, 7/11/2012] The State Council Administrative Court postponed a lawsuit against the reactivation of the National Defense Council to 2 October. The Al-Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, the Hisham Mubarak Law Center and the Cairo Center for Human Rights Studies, along with former presidential candidate Khaled Ali, filed a case arguing that the recreation of the NDC is an attempt to solidify the military council’s domination over the state.
[Ahram Online, 7/11/2012] The High Constitutional Court's (HCC) decision on Tuesday night to cancel President Mohamed Morsi's reinstatement of the People's Assembly has provoked an angry response from Egyptian Islamists. "The HCC is making itself the guardian of political life in Egypt and this will back fire on everyone," said Yasser Hammad, spokesman of the Salafist Nour Party. "The verdict was a shock to the Muslim Brotherhood," said Ali Bateekh, a member of the group's Guidance Bureau. Blocking the president's decision is not part of the HCC's jurisdiction, he added. However, despite his misgivings, Morsi is likely to accept the court's decision, stated Bateekh.
[Egypt Independent, 7/11/2012] The Union of Revolutionary Youth called on President Mohamed Morsy to dissolve the Supreme Constitutional Court, in a statement Wednesday, saying the judiciary needs to be immediately purged of Mubarak’s men to build a sound democratic system. They added that the continuation of the current court poses a threat to the revolution.
[Egypt Independent, 7/11/2012] The United States has said any hurdles to democratic transition in Egypt would be a source of concern, stressing that it hopes Egypt would proceed with transition to deliver the goals protesters expressed through their revolution. US State Department spokesperson Patrick Ventrell said the democratic transition is vital for both countries, noting that various players in Egypt have different perspectives about how it should move forward.
[El Watan (Arabic), 7/11/2012] Dr. Ahmed Belhaj, a member of the Libyan Transitional Council, confirmed a meeting with President Mohamed Morsi to discuss the Libyan arms smuggling across the Egyptian border, adding that Mursi noted the necessity for mechanisms and tightened coordination to deal with this crisis. Belhadj indicated Morsi’s desire for increased attention to Egyptian labor in Libya, considering the Egyptian need for employment.
[Egypt Independent, 7/11/2012] Tunisian President Moncef al-Marzouki is scheduled to visit Egypt on Friday for the first time since the breakout of Arab revolutions. The Tunisian President will meet with President Mohamed Morsy at the presidential palace in Heliopolis, to congratulate him on winning the election. The two presidents will hold a meeting to discuss ways to consolidate bilateral relations and expand economic cooperation.
[Egypt Independent, Youm7 (Arabic) 7/11/2012] Marking his first state visit as president, Mohamed Morsy traveled to Saudi Arabia Wednesday to meet with King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. During the two-day visit, the heads of state will discuss trade and ways to boost bilateral relations. Morsy is also expected to perform the Umra pilgrimage and meet with Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz and other senior Saudi officials.
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