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Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Egypt’s forthcoming constitutional amendments in the limelight again on the airwaves

Possible constitutional amendments were once again in the limelight on last night’s talk shows. We have the full story in Speed Round, below.

The House of Representatives will debate the amendments over the coming 60 days, Rep. Tarek El Kholy told Al Hayah Al Youm. El Kholy also explained the technicalities of the procedures necessary to pass the amendments (watch, runtime: 07:31). Citizens have the right to partake in discussions of the amendments, Rep. Ahmed El Sherif told Masaa DMC’s Osama Kamal talked to MP Ahmed El Sherif (watch, runtime: 06:41). Yahduth fi Masr’s Sherif Amer also took note of the most recent developments (watch, runtime: 08:22).

Finance Minister Mohamed Maait’s presser yesterday on Egypt’s economic situation ― which we recap in full in Speed Round, below — also came up on Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 03:25). Beltone’s Alia Mamdouh also broke down the significance of certain indicators on Hona Al Asema (watch, runtime: 07:45).

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi paid a visit to Port Said, where some EGP 462 bn worth of projects have been deployed over the past four years, deputy governor Mohamed Hany said on Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 04:09).

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