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Perspectives on Egypt’s 2014 Constitution, by Kelly Buchanan with guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Research Analyst, Law Library of Congress, In Custodia Legis, Law Librarians of Congress


Last month, a new Egyptian Constitution was approved in a popular referendum held on January 14-15.  The Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb, announced the results of the referendum on January 18 and stated that the voter turnout was 38.6% of the 53 million people eligible to vote.  Of those who voted, 98% voted in favor of the new Constitution.  The Constitution came into effect on that same day after it was signed by the current interim president, Adly Monsour, and published in the official gazette.  It replaces the 2012 Constitution issued under the administration of former President Mohammed Morsi. . . .