It states that in the case of the judicial body’s Supreme Council failing to present their recommendations to the President - two months prior to the end of the term of the sitting head - the President is then entitled to omit this step and directly make the appointment.
The decision, which affects all judicial branches, has been described as a blow to the independence of the judiciary system.
The State Council rejected the draft law, in a letter sent to Abdel Aal in February, affirming the council’s insistence on appointment by seniority.
Abdel Aal responded to the letter by highlighting that while consultation with judicial bodies is mandated, waiting for a response, or complying with it is not required.
MP Ali launched an initiative to avoid expected verbal clashes between the legislative and judicial authorities.
The Judges Club, the legitimate representative of judges in Egypt, agreed to the initiative, while Abdel Aal promised to consider the State Council’s recommendations.
"This step is the only way to prevent a potential crisis that could erupt between the legislative and judicial authorities whereas we need national unity among all state institutions to stand united against terrorism and extremism that has plagued the country,” Ali asserted.