Lat­est State Coun­cil de­ci­sion leaves ball in pres­i­dent’s court

The Daily News Egypt - - Front Page - By Sarah El-Sheikh

Fol­low­ing the State Coun­cil’s con­tro­ver­sial de­ci­sion to nom­i­nate only the first vice-pre­mier of the State Coun­cil, Ye­hia Dakroury, to head the coun­cil, only two sce­nar­ios are left for the pres­i­dency, ac­cord­ing to le­gal ex­perts.

Dur­ing the State Coun­cil gen­eral as­sem­bly on Satur­day, it only listed one can­di­date to head the coun­cil, in­stead of se­lect­ing three, as stip­u­lated in the new amendment for the Ju­di­cial Au­thor­ity Law.

The pres­i­dent cur­rently has two op­tions: ei­ther ac­cept the State Coun­cil’s de­ci­sion or choose an­other one of the seven most se­nior judges in the coun­cil, prom­i­nent lawyer Es­sam El-Es­lam­boly told Daily News Egypt.

The in­ter­viewed le­gal ex­perts did not re­gard­ing the coun­cil’s de­ci­sion as a vi­o­la­tion of the new law, but a vic­tory for the Con­sti­tu­tion that grants in­de­pen­dency to the ju­di­ciary.

El-Es­lam­boly said the de­ci­sion was a vic­tory for the Con­sti­tu­tion, and he sup­ports it.

So­cial me­dia users also showed sup­port for Dakroury and launched a hash­tag on Twit­ter, ex­press­ing their ap­proval for it.

Dur­ing the State Coun­cil gen­eral as­sem­bly on Satur­day, it only listed one can­di­date to head the coun­cil

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