On this historic day, we affirm our determination – with the participation of these great figures elected by the representatives of the people freely to draft the new constitution – that the country’s national charter will be expressive of the hopes and ambitions of all Egyptians in a democratic, civil, constitutional, and modern State that will lay the foundations for a major, comprehensive renaissance and release the energies of all Egyptians towards a better future for all future generations.
The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) further affirms that it worked continuously, with all political parties and groups, day and night, over the past months, to draw up this list that was announced Wednesday.
This list includes a selection of the finest sons and daughters of this nation, and represents all the political and social spectra, and all components and denominations of the Egyptian society.
Moreover, members of the Constituent Assembly will be assisted in completing their mission by all patriotic citizens, with their ideas and suggestions, during the preparation of the constitution.
We are confident that these men, women and young people who have been elected will work hard, faithfully and impartially, in order to complete the task assigned to them by the people, in this the first time in the nation’s history where people are indeed authoring their own constitution through their elected representatives.
May God protect Egypt from all evil, and guide its people to all the best.
Freedom and Justice Party
June 12, 2012
Constituent Assembly Makeup
First: 8 political parties, represented by 33 members, including:
- 4 heads of parties (Emad El-Din Abdel-Ghafour, Chairman of the Salafist Nour Party; Abul-Ela Mady, leader of moderate-Islamist Wassat Party; Dr. Ayman Nour, leader of Ghad El-Thawra Party; Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat, leader of the liberal Reform and Development Party)
- Two deputy party leaders (Dr. Essam El-Erian, FJP; Essam Sultan, Wassat Party)
- Secretary General of the Wafd Party
Second: 7 personalities representing women, 3 of whom are from the FJP: Dr. Huda Ghonia (a physician), Dr. Amani Abul-Fadl (Professor of English Literature), and Dr. Omaima Kamel (Professor of Public Health), and the 4 other personalities are Shahira Halim Doss (public figure, member of Wafd Party), Manal El-Tiby (public figure), Dr. Manar El-Shorbagy (Political Science Professor at the American University, public figure) and Soad Kamel Rizk (public figure).
Third: 7 personalities representing youth and Victims of the Revolution - as follows:
1) Ahmed Maher (April 6 Youth Movement coordinator)
2) Ekrami Saad (Victims of the Revolution, FJP’s nominee)
3) Ahmed Omar (head of the Students Union at Zagazig University)
4) Maged Mamdouh Shabita, State Council member (legal, revolutionary youth)
5) Mohamed Saad Gawish (revolutionary youth)
6) Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Abdel-Latif (legal, Azhar youth)
7) Dr. Moatez Belallah Abdel-Fattah (professor, revolutionary youth)
Fourth, 10 Muslim scholars representing various Azhar institutions and the rest of the Sharia institutions.
1) Dr. Hassan El-Shafei (head of the Arabic Language Academy, senior adviser to Al-Azhar Grand Imam)
2) Dr. Dawood El-Baz (Professor of Sharia and Law at Azhar University)
3) Dr. Osama Al-Abd (Azhar University President)
4) Saeed Abdel Azim (Islamic preacher)
5) Dr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Barr (Dean of the Faculty of Theology in Mansoura, public figure)
6) Dr. Abdel-Dayem Nossair (adviser for Al-Azhar Grand Imam)
7) Dr. Ateyya Fayyad (Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence at Azhar University)
8) Mohamed Ibrahim Hassan(prominent Islamic preacher)
9) Dr. Nasr Farid Wassel (member of the Islamic Research Academy)
10) Yasser Borhami (Islamic preacher, physician)
Fifth: 8 Coptic personalities, 4 nominated by churches and 4 from political parties and public figures.
1) Edward Ghaleb (Orthodox Church , legal scholar)
2) Bishop John Paul Fatla (Orthodox Church)
3) Mouncif Naguib Soliman (Orthodox Church)
4) St. John Kolta (Vice President of World Council of Churches of Coptic Catholics)
5) Safwat Bayadi (President of the Evangelical Church)
6) Soad Kamel Rizk (Professor of Political Science)
7) Samir Morcos (Coptic thinker)
8) Shahira Halim Doss (political activist)
Sixth: 28 jurists and legal experts, including 6 representing the judiciary and the rest represent deans of law schools, professors of constitutional law and current and former justices.
1) Justice Hossam El-Ghariani (head of the Supreme Judicial Council)
2) Edward Ghaleb (legal scholar)
3) Justice Ahmed Mohamed Khalifa (judicial bodies)
4) Ayman Abdul-Aziz Nour (lawyer)
5) Justice Bahaa Abu-Shaqqa (legal scholar)
6) Justice Taymour Fawzy Mustafa (judicial bodies)
7) Dr. Gaber Gad Nassar (Professor of Constitutional Law)
8) Dr. Hussein Hamid Hassan (constitutional scholar)
9) Dr. Dawood Baz (Professor of Sharia and Law at Azhar University)
10) Sameh Ashour (head of Egyptian Lawyers Syndicate)
11) Subhi Saleh (legal scholar, Deputy of parliaments’ Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee)
12) Taher Abdul-Mohsen (lawyer)
13) Dr. Talaat Marzouk (legal expert)
14) Justice Adel Abdel-Hameed (Minister of Justice)
15) Dr. Atef Al-Banna (Professor of Constitutional Law at the Cairo University)
17) Justice Abdullah Saeed Abul-Ezz (judicial bodies)
18) Essam Sultan (Vice Chairman of Wassat Party, legal expert)
19) Fouad Badrawi (expert legal, Wafd Party Secretary General)
20) Maged Mamdouh Shabita (young legal expert)
21) Justice Maher Al-Beheiri (Vice-Chairman of the Constitutional Court)
22) Mohamed Ibrahim Kamel (legal expert)
23) Dr. Mohamed Selim El-Awa (legal scholar)
24) Justice Mohamed Fouad Gadalla (Vice president of the State Council)
25) Justice Mohamed Magdy Barakat (judicial bodies)
26) Dr. Mohamed Mahsoub Abdul-Maguid (Dean of the Faculty of Law in Menoufia)
27) Justice Mohamed Nagi Derbala (Cassation Court Vice President)
28) Major General Mamdouh Shahin ( member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces)
Seventh: 10 authors, thinkers and innovators
1) Ashraf Abdul-Ghafour (head of Egyptian Actors Syndicate)
2) Dr. Amani Abul-Fadl (Professor of English Literature)
3) Dr. Hassan El-Shafei (head of the Arabic Language Academy, Al-Khaledeen Complex)
4) Samir Morcos (Coptic thinker)
5) Farouk Gweida (poet and writer)
6) Dr. Mohamed Selim El-Awa (Islamic scholar)
7) Mohamed Abdel-Moneim El-Sawy (head of parliament's culture, media and tourism committee and Hadara Party founder)
8) Dr. Mohamed Emara (Islamic scholar)
9) Mohamed Abdul-Aleem Dawood (writer and journalist, MP for the Wafd Party)
10) Dr. Wahid Abdel-Meguid (deputy director of the Ahram Center for Strategic and Political Studies)
Eighth: 7 representing trade unions of journalists, lawyers, teachers, actors, physicians, pharmacists and engineers.
Ninth: 30 university professors, including two Al-Azhar University Presidents, Vice President of Al-Azhar University and the deans of faculty of theology in Mansoura and faculty of law in Menoufia.
Tenth: 4 personalities representing trade unions and federations of farmers
Eleventh: One personality representing Egyptians abroad.