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Constitutional Authority and Subversion: Egypt's New Presidential Election System


Kristen Stilt


Northwestern University - School of Law

May 5, 2010

Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 335, 2005-2006
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-15

Abstract:     
This article examines the 2005 amendments to the Egyptian constitution that were intended to change the presidential selection system from a single-nominee referendum to a multi-candidate election. Through a careful study of the amendments and the related laws, it shows that while on the surface this amendment looks as though it opens the presidential elections to multiple candidates, its actual goal is to perpetuate the rule of President Mubarak and his National Democratic Party. Further, by entrenching the new election system through a detailed constitutional amendment, the Egyptian regime has subverted the powers of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) to score a significant victory for the executive and legislative branches in their ongoing cold war with the SCC.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 41

Keywords: Egypt, constitution

JEL Classification: K33, K39

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Date posted: May 7, 2010 ; Last revised: May 26, 2010

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Stilt, Kristen, Constitutional Authority and Subversion: Egypt's New Presidential Election System (May 5, 2010). Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 335, 2005-2006; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-15. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1601358

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Northwestern University - School of Law ( email )
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Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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