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.