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My apologies for not responding to comments.  I always hate when I comment on a blog and the blogger ignores it.   Bad bad UmmS.  I do appreciate all the comments, and do intent to actually reply.

AbuS and I have been thinking about constitutional reform in Egypt.  Even though I was a poli sci major in college, I’ve never applied what I learned in any real world situation.  It’s almost surreal to be thinking about possible futures, and changes that may really happen.

Any way forward in Egypt has to involve amendments to, or the complete scrapping of their constitution.  But that can only be done via the President or People’s Assemby.  And they’re notoriously corrupt.   So how can a corrupt body be trusted to amend the constitution?  Can’t just wait for a new assembly to be elected, because the election process itself is corrupt and cannot be trusted.

So who amends the constitution then?

It’s like which came first, the chicken or the egg.

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3 thoughts on “*points to new header*

  1. Assalamu Alaikum, the army can take over and place a temporary government in place made up of people who are respected by people in general. This government can do some major overhauling of the constitution and later hold an election when things are good.The new government will have to ratify, through the parliament, all the changes that the past government has done. But this will only work if people from all walks of life are willing to cooperate and prefer the long term interest over the short term.

    Do you think this plan is feasible?

  2. wa alaikum assalam,

    Quite possible. There will need to be some central authority willing to oversee the changes.

    All of this makes my head hurt :/

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