Wahid Abdel Meguid

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Wahid Abdel Meguid is an Egyptian political analyst and MP. He is also official spokesperson for the Constituent Assembly of Egypt.

Life[edit]

In the 1990s Abdel Meguid edited the Arab Strategic Report for the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.

Abdel Meguid headed the coordinating committee of the FJP-led Democratic Alliance for Egypt at the end of 2011,[1] and became a member of the People's Assembly of Egypt in the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections. He was reportedly on the party list for the FJP for the Qasr al-Nil district of Cairo,[2] though he has also sometimes been characterized as an independent MP.[3]

In March 2012 he became one of the 50 parliamentarians elected to the Constituent Assembly of Egypt.[3] He was a member of the mediation committee which worked to end the political stalemate over the assembly's composition.[4] Initially declaring that the committee had agreed parliamentarians would not sit on the Constituent Assembly, he later reversed this statement.[5] He kept his own place in the Constituent Assembly when it was revamped in June 2012,[6] and since July 2012 he has been the Constituent Assembly's official spokesperson.[7]

Works[edit]

  • (with others) The Gulf Crisis: Dimensions and Possibilities, Middle East Papers (Published by National Centre for Middle East Studies, Cairo), Special Dossier, November 1990
  • (ed. with Ola A. Abou Zeid) Islamic movements in a changing world, Cairo: Center for Political Research & Studies; Bonn: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 1995.
  • (ed.) Al-Takrir al-Estratigi al-Arabi [Arab Strategic Report] 1997, Cairo: Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, 1998. (Arabic)
  • (ed.) Al-Takrir al-Estratigi al-Arabi [Arab Strategic Report] 1998, Cairo: Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, 1999. (Arabic)
  • L'attitude arabe face à la violence, trans. by Fouad Nohra, 2008.

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