Egypt’s National Front Meets to Support True Partnership with Presidential Institution
|Thursday, June 28,2012 01:21|
The National Front (NF) has reiterated its demands, which it first mentioned before the announcement of Dr. Mohamed Morsi’s victory in the presidential elections, particularly the rejection of the so-called supplementary constitutional declaration.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Abdel-Moneim Aboul- Fotouh, Abul-Ela Madi, Dr. Alaa Al-Aswani, Sakina Fouad, Essam Sultan, Dr. Abdul-Jalil Mustafa, Dr. Hassan Nafaa, Dr. Mohamed El-Beltagy, Dr. Sayf Al-Din Abdel-Fattah, Dr. Heba Raouf Ezzat, Wael Qandil, Dr. Idris Mohamed Saeed, Dr. Khaled Hanafi, Dr. Mohamed Fouad Gadalla, Wael Ghoneim, Asmaa Mahfouz, Wael Khalil, Islam Lutfi, Shadi Al-Ghazali, Ahmed Imam, Yahya Hamid, Mohamed Al-Qassas, Salem Ramadan, Khaled Mansour, Fikri Nabil, Ahmed Bann, Ahmed Abdel-Gawwad, Amr Waziri, Hisham Jaffar , Dr. Tawfik Ghanim, and Dr. Hatem Azzam.
The national front announced its own formation in a news conference on Friday June 22, 2012, after several meetings with Dr. Mohamed Morsi before the announcement of his victory, with triumph for the revolution as its first goal; it also aims to achieve the revolution’s objectives and to complete the march towards full and real democracy.
In a press statement, on Wednesday, the front affirmed it was watching Dr. Mohamed Morsi’s commitment to pledges he announced on Friday, June 22, particularly the start of a real all-embracing national partnership in this important phase of the history of Egypt.
The statement included five pledges, the most important of which was a focus on the all-inclusive national partnership, and that the presidential team and the national salvation government should include elements from across the Egyptian political spectrum, with an independent national figure serving as Prime Minister.
Another pledge is formation of crisis management team to include national symbols, to deal with the current situation, and to ensure the completion of procedures for full handover of power to the President-elect, his presidential team and the new Cabinet.
Moreover, the statement included a pledge for the rejection of the supplementary constitutional declaration, which aims to establish a military state in Egypt and to take away the President’s powers and grabs the legislature; a pledge to reject the decision to dissolve parliament which represents the popular will.
Another pledge is for rejection of the decision to form the National Security Council; and yet another for seeking to achieve balance in the formation of the Constituent Assembly to ensure the authoring of a constitution for all Egyptians.