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Egypt’s Military, Parties Meet to End Constitution-Panel Row

A military-sponsored meeting of Egyptian political parties discussed ways to make a constitutional-drafting panel more representative to address objections over its makeup, the state news agency reported.

The meeting looked into means to ensure “effective representation for all parties, political forces, civil society and public personalities” in the panel through including names from a backup list for the body’s membership, the Middle East News agency said, citing a statement read by lawmaker Moustafa Bakri. The head of the ruling military council, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, attended the meeting, it said.