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Egypt - Apr 28, 2012 - 22:18

Last modified: 28 Apr 2012 19:18

Egypt’s ruling military council (SCAF), which met representatives from political parties, has agreed to six criteria to form the constituent assembly, according to Ahramonline website.

The agreement comes almost three weeks after an Egyptian court suspended the constitution-drafting body, which drew criticism from liberals for being dominated by hardliners, particularly Muslim Brotherhood.

The Speakers of Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament, both members of the Muslim Brotherhood, did not attend this meeting.

More than half of the 100-member constituent assembly was dominated by Islamists from Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists, who emerged as the biggest political force after the parliamentary elections.