Sunday, November 18, 2012 – Egypt’s expected constitution found new trouble as a bloc of technical advisers quit. An increasing amount of heads are turning to the Muslim Brotherhood for answers. Egypt’s state news agency said, the group will continue on to draft their own version of the Egyptian constitution as they see fit. They expressed that they were unable to convey their ideas to the constitutional committee, which is comprised mainly of Islamic groups, including the dominant Muslim Brotherhood.
This immediate constitutional crisis marks the delay of a process that has already been marred by months of bickering between Islamists and liberals. As the December 12 deadline looms, some believe an Egyptian constitution is an idea whose time has not yet arrived.
The constitution, when it is completed by the committee, will be voted on by the Egyptian people in a referendum vote. The Egyptian transition into democracy will begin with a national vote.
Official representatives from several of Egypt’s Christian churches vented frustration, and also announced their resignation from the constitution committee on Sunday. On Wednesday Amr Moussa, a liberal, said he and other fellow constituities are removing their seats.
The building friction between Islamic groups, and their contemporaries, is a concern for the entire country of Egypt. Reconciliation between rival political organizations is expected to be executed through political discourse.
Without a democratic process, the Islamic political organization will over power the non-Islamic organization by number, and influence. The Muslim Brotherhood may be unwilling to compromise with the other parties. Without an agreement, Egypt will remain without a revised constitution.
The January 25 Revolution sparked a rapid shift in the hearts and minds of millions of Egyptian. As the world waits to watch the Egyptian revolution unfold, one thing is certain: the Egyptian street will have the final vote.