Egypt to Announce New Constitution

The current military leadership in Egypt is prepared to announce a constitutional declaration that will operate as a working constitution during the current political transitional period. This announcement is expected today.

From CNN:

General Mamdouh Shahin, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, will give a news conference Wednesday morning to officially announce the constitutional declaration, that includes eight amended articles of which were endorsed in a historic referendum held on March 19.

The constitutional declaration, which will override the current 1971 constitution, will define the powers of the executive and judicial branches as well as institute laws to govern the presidential and parliamentarian election processes.

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