Prominent Egyptian figures say Red Sea Islands deal unconstitutional without referendum

12 June 2017
The flag of Egypt (Photo credit: Flickr)
The flag of Egypt (Photo credit: Flickr)
An Egyptian association led by several authors of the nation's 2014 constitution has called upon parliament to "reconsider" its decision to debate and vote on the planned transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, citing legal and constitutional objections. In a statement on Sunday, the Egyptian Association to Protect the Constitution said that the island-transfer deal is unconstitutional without a referendum and that parliament should at least wait for a final decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court which is now deciding whether or not to hear the case.
Read the full article here: Ahram Online


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