USEUROPEAFRICAASIA 中文双语Français
World
Home / World / Africa

Egypt's military ruler to form advisory body

Xinhua | Updated: 2011-12-09 10:09

CAIRO - Egypt's ruling supreme military council chief Hussein Tantawi issued a decision on Thursday to form an advisory council to provide suggestions about state affairs, state media reported.

The consultative council is assigned to help the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) in terms of the country's affairs and help collect public opinion on the formation of a committee to draw up a new constitution, official MENA news agency said.

The council has 30 members, including Amr Moussa, former Arab League (AL) chief and potential presidential candidate, and some leaders of major parties such as the Wafd and Nour.

The council's work includes discussion of national laws and international agreements, but will end this task after the completion of the parliamentary elections. All tasks of the council will be terminated after a new president is elected.

The SCAF took over power in February after the fall of ex- president Hosni Mubarak amid 18 days of protests against his 30- year rule.

Most Viewed in 24 Hours
BACK TO THE TOP
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US