Khaled El Fiqi, Pool, Associated Press
CAIRO — A key member of a panel drafting guidelines for Egypt's next constitution says most of the group's 50 members object to giving the military a future role in politics.
Legal expert Tahany el-Gibali said Wednesday that the principles will have enough guarantees to protect all Egyptians while also safeguarding the civilian character of the state.
Egypt's ruling generals are trying to enshrine a future role for themselves, possibly with the authority to intervene in politics.
The push appears to be driven by the military's fear of losing the near-autonomous power it has enjoyed for nearly 60 years.
A body of generals has been leading the country since an 18-day wave of protests ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11.
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