Date: Saturday, 09-June-2012, 9:45 AM | Message # 1
-- dragon lord--
Political forces in Egypt have decided on who will write the country's new constitution, ending a row that lasted nearly 3 months. A special panel consisting of one hundred members of parliament will be tasked with the job. Egypt's military council suspended the constitution when they took power in the wake of last year's uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. The country has since plunged into unrest with numerous protests and demonstrations against the ruling army and demands for change. At the end of next week there will be a presidential election runoff in which a Muslim Brotherhood candidate faces Mubarak's former Prime Minister. But while politicians are struggling for power, they pay little attention to the problems and needs of people, as Paula Slier reports.