Military Junta Brings Forward Constitutional Reform in Egypt. The Egyptian Constitution was suspended and Parliament was dissolved two days after President Hosni Mubarak resigned.
The Egyptian military government on Tuesday designated a former magistrate to chair a committee to reform the Constitution, and reiterated calls for halt to protests and strikes so that the country can return to everyday life.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces named retired judge Tareq Al-Bishry to chair the constitutional reform commission, an indispensable step for a democratic transition in the country, according to official sources.
Al-Bishry confirmed the council chose him for that task.
The Egyptian Constitution was suspended and Parliament was dissolved two days after President Hosni Mubarak resigned.
The constitutional reforms is to be made within 10 days, and a referendum is to be held within two months, to then convene presidential and legislative elections three or four months after the referendum.
The military junta is trying to placate the discontent that continues to prevail in Egypt, even though soldiers completely cleared out Tahrir Square of demonstrators in the last two days.
The military leaders fired the Ministry of Interior public security director, Adly Fayed, and the head of security in Cairo, Ismail El-Shaer, for being responsible for the decision to open fire on anti-government protesters.