Parliamentary committee begins vote counting for Constituent Assembly members
A committee made up of members of the People's Assembly and the Shura Council began the vote counting process after members of both houses voted on the nominees for the Constituent Assembly during their joint meeting on Tuesday.
Following his opening address, People’s Assembly Speaker Saad al-Katatny announced the names of the members that would form the committee formed entrusted with ballot counting. The committee is headed by Independent MP Mahmoud al-Khodairy, head of the People's Assembly’s Legislative Committee.
The Constituent Assembly will consist of 100 members, including legal experts, MPs, and members of political parties and state institutions, as well as representatives from various sectors of society including Copts and women, and a number of public figures. The names of the members are expected to be announced following the ballot counting process.
Wafd Party head Al-Sayed al-Badawy issued a decision to freeze the membership of six Wafd Party MPs after they abstained from voting for the Wafd Party Constituent Assembly candidates.
Badawy referred the six MPs to Wafd’s Executive Office in accordance with Article 5 of the party’s internal bylaws. The parliamentarians in question are People’s Assembly members Yasser Barakat, Tariq Sabaq, Margaret Azer and Nabil Mutawei, and Shura Council members Mohammed Hashish and Mervat Obeid.
The remaining 51 Wafd Party MPs voted for the party’s candidates.
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