Latest State Council decision leaves ball in president’s court
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