The Egyptian-European Business Council (EEBC)، chaired by prominent businessman Mohamed Abul-Enein، has unanimously، on Wednesday، expressed its support for the proposed constitutional amendments that come in favor of Egypt and its people.
He stressed that these amendments will match the changes taking place in the state. The meeting was held a big number of political، legal، parliamentary dignitaries.
During the meeting، Abul-Enein said that no one can deny that the 2014 constitution was a great work، noting that Egypt، at that time، was on the verge of civil war without the June 30 Revolution.
"The state was unable to form a government or hold elections، so drafting a new constitution was an urgent imperative، adding that the current constitution does not reflect Egypt's contemporary vision and policy"، Abul-Enein added.
He also affirmed that the constitutional amendments، especially with regard to articles related to extending the presidential term، come to fit with President Al-Sisi’s reform plans for Egypt.
Abul-Enein confirmed، citing the constitutional amendments witnessed by a number of world countries، that the constitutions are not eternal.
He continued "Everyone talked about extending the presidential terms، noting that the amendments have a very great significance، including securing a quota guaranteeing women at least 25 percent of parliament seats، as well as “adequate representation” for youth، farmers، workers and the country’s Christian minority.
He concluded that this philosophy confirms to the world that we have a civilized way of thinking."
Noteworthy، Egyptian-European Business Council under the chairmanship of Prominent Businessman، Mohamed Abul Enein holds on Wednesday a dialogue session on the proposed constitutional amendments.
A number of jurists، constitutional law professors، parties’ heads، members of parliament (MPs)، as well as a number of public figures، thinkers and council members attend the session.
This session comes in the framework of the Egyptian-European Business council’s keenness to take part in the public discussion on these amendments، and the importance of educating public opinion about its content through jurists، and specialists’ opinions، yet the people of Egypt will have the last word.