Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt names Abdel Wahab Abdel Razek as new President
Chancellor Abdel Wahab Abdel Razek was appointed as the new chief of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on May 29th 2016, after holding a general assembly to select an alternative for Adly Mansour, who has reached the retirement age limit.
The SCC is the highest ranking judicial court in Egypt. The new chief selection is supposed to become effective on 4 June, which is within a few days.
The assembly selected Abdel Razek based on the 2014 Constitution Article 193. The article states that the assembly should select the SCC chief from among three of the oldest deputies, and the selection decision should be ratified by the presidency.
Abdel Razek joined the SCC in 2011 as a deputy for the chief. Earlier, he held several high-ranking judicial positions. Between 1992 and 1998 he used to work as a legal consultant for the Kuwaiti cabinet.