Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) Amr Hamzawy said that the constituent assembly to draft Egypt’s new constitution is marred by the same formation defects, adding that he will decline membership, if offered.
Hamzawy added on his personal Twitter account that he rejects backing the assembly's makeup through a law.
The parliament's People's Assembly was expected to discuss a law on the makeup of the assembly, as agreed upon by political forces in their meeting with the ruling military council, in today's session.
Hamzawy added that marginalizing intellectuals, women, youth and Egypt's civil society in the assembly and giving priority based on minor convictions is something that cannot be tolerated.
The liberal MP expressed his solidarity with the four political parties who withdrew from the assembly, adding that he is following negotiations through the head of the Egyptian Democratic Party, Mohamed Aboul Ghar, and the head of the Free Egyptians Party, Ahmed Saad. He explained that he trusts their evaluation and refuses to accept an election process that marginalizes many factions of society.
The Egyptian Democratic Party, Free Egyptians Party, Popular Coalition Party and Tagamoa Party announced yesterday their withdrawal from meeting with political forces to discuss the final makeup of the assembly, describing its makeup as flawed and threatened by the domination of one current.
Political forces and parties had reached an agreement on Thursday after an extended meeting with the ruling military council to discuss the ratios of factions represented in the assembly.