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Political groups to take list of demands to People's Assembly Tuesday

A coalition of political groups will hand in a list of demands to the People's Assembly, to be implemented by 11 February, according to group statement

Ahram Online, Saturday 28 Jan 2012
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Several political groups have declared at a press conference Saturday that they will be filing a list of demands to the new People's Assembly Tuesday.

The organisers are calling for a march to head to parliament Tuesday holding up the demands that they want to see fulfilled before 11 February, the anniversary of the stepping down of ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

In a press statement, political groups announced a set of demands to regulate the process of an immediate handover of power from the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to a civilian authority, through holding early presidential elections.

The political group demanded the newly elected People's Assembly form a commission composed of current MPs to handle the necessary procedures concerning presidential elections, where nominations should be allowed by 11 February and elections be held within 60 days of this date.

Another demand announced in the statement is that the People's Assembly forms a judicial committee to investigate all incidents of the killing peaceful protesters from January 2011 up until the latest crackdown on the Cabinet sit-in in December which left at least 19 dead. The committee, according to the statement, should then summon those responsible for the killings, whether they are military or police members, no matter how high in rank.

Signatories to the statements, along with the Coalition of Revolutionary Forces, include April 6 Movement (Democratic Front), the Revolution Youth Coalition, the Revolution Youth Union, the Kazaboon (Liars) Campaign, the Maspero Youth Union, a Coptic activist group, the Popular Movement for Supporting Al-Azhar, Maspero Media Revolutionaries and the Revolutionary Socialists.

Political parties who signed the statement include the liberal Egypt Freedom Party founded by MP Amr Hamzawy, the moderate Islamist Al-Wasat Party, the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, and the Egyptian Current Party.

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