President supports not giving electoral commission immunity: sources
Interim President Adly Mansour - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Interim President Adly Mansour approves the State Council’s decision not to immunize the decisions of the Supreme Electoral Commission, sources told Youm7 on Tuesday.

There was a conflict between the State Council’s legislation department and Ali Awad Saleh, Mansour’s advisor for constitutional affairs, regarding giving immunity to the decisions of the Supreme Electoral Commission.

The legislation department sees that it is not possible to immunize the decisions of the Supreme Electoral Commission because it has constitutional doubts, while Saleh insisted on providing the commission with immunity, fearing that appeals on its decisions would threaten the process of presidential elections.

A high judicial source emphasized that the president supports the point of view of the State Council and demanded for an urgent session to be held to look into amending the law so that the period of appeal is short. The council will hold the session on Wednesday to discuss the matter.

The legislation department finalized the presidential elections law on Monday, and it was sent to Mansour Tuesday for review.

Originally published in Youm7.    

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