A draft Egyptian constitution
approved on Sunday says elections must take place no more than
six months from the date of its ratification and opens the way
for a presidential election to be held before parliamentary
This marks a potential change to the political road map
outlined by the army when it deposed Islamist president Mohamed
Mursi in July, which stated that parliamentary elections must
come first. The amended provision avoids stipulating which
should take place first.
The change was announced by former Arab League
general Amr Moussa
, chairman of the 50-member constituent
assembly, as it completed its final draft on Sunday. The draft
must be put to a referendum.