The president is to form a panel of judicial experts to draft amendments to the suspended 2012 constitution within 15 days.
Egypt's key constitutional considerations
- The president is to form a panel of judicial experts to draft amendments to the suspended 2012 constitution within 15 days.
- The panel will be given 30 days to finalise the amendments.
- The panel will then refer the amendments to a larger, 50-member committee representing all segments of society, which has 60 days to finalise the draft constitution.
- Once the president receives the final draft, he has 30 days to put the amended constitution to a referendum.
- The president has 15 days to call parliamentary elections from the day the constitution is approved.
- Parliamentary elections will be held within two months of the president's call for election.
- The president will then call presidential elections within one week of parliament's first session.
- The interim president holds legislative power until a parliament is elected.
- The president also approves state policy and budget and has the power to declare a state of emergency, following the approval of the cabinet.
- A state of emergency can be put in place for only three months, and can be renewed for further three-month periods subject to approval by popular referendum.