The general committee of Egypt’s newly elected Shura Council
has asked the other council committees to carry out research in line with President Mubarak’s call for studies on a new elections law.
Mubarak made the appeal in a speech before the parliamentary committee of the Shura Council this week, calling for a careful study to prepare a new law to regulate Parliament and Shura Council elections.
He said the new law should avoid all the negative points that surfaced during the recent elections of both bodies, while fully complying with the Constitution, and respecting and implementing all state council final rulings, as well as the verdicts of Egypt’s highest court regarding these elections.
The study should also focus on the freedom of the press, said Mubarak, who stated that the press should be committed to society’s values, traditions, ethics, unity and interests.
The Shura Council should study issues of public interest, policies and programs aiming at achieving progress, said the president, including modernization in all industrial and agricultural sectors.
The council’s study will also deal with IT and modern management, and their applications in all sectors including production, services, demography, unemployment, human development, education, culture, scientific and technological research.
The Shura Council meeting called on all council committees and members of the general committee to study all these issues in order to present the outcome of their research at the next council meeting.
The meeting was chaired by council head Mustafa Kamal Hilmi, and was attended by Minister for Shura Council Affairs Kamal Al Shazli, council head deputies, chiefs of the council’s auxiliary committees, political party representatives, independent and official figures, and council secretary general consultant Farag Al Dorri – Albawaba.com