Egypt's Jama'a al-Islamiya announces choices for constituent assembly

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Egypt's Jama'a al-Islamiya announces choices for constituent assembly (Photo: Al-Masry Al-Youm)

Jama'a al-Islamiya has released the names of its preferred candidates for the non-parliamentary half of the constituent assembly that will draft Egypt's new constitution.

From its party, the Islamist organization selected Hany Abdel Nour, Mohamed al-Saghir, Abdel Akhir Hammad, Eng Osama Hafez and Judge Nagy Derbala, according a public statement.

Its other selections included Judge Tarek al-Bishry, who supervised the Constitutional Amendments Committee in March 2011; Judge Hossam al-Gheriany, the head of the Supreme Judicial Council; Fahmy Howaidy, a journalist; Mohamed Hassan, an Islamic preacher; Amr Hamzawy, a liberal MP; Amr el-Shobaki, a political analyst; Wahid Abdel Meguid, the head of the Freedom and Justice Party-led Democratic Alliance; and Farouk Gowaida, a poet.

Jama'a al-Islamiya has not yet announced who it will support for the parliamentary half of the constituent assembly.

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