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April 6 calls for mass protests on 'Self Determination' Friday ‎

The revolutionary youth movement has called for demonstrations against the Constituent Assembly and against former regime figures standing in Egypt's upcoming presidential elections

Ahram Online, Tuesday 10 Apr 2012
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The April 6 Youth Movement has called for mass demonstrations on Friday, 20 April, dubbing it "Self Determination Friday". The youth group released a statement on Tuesday condemning the path the country is currently taking, and calling on Egyptians to retake Tahrir Square to regain the revolution's path.

The group's statement named four main demands, including a stand against Article 28 of the constitutional declaration, which gives the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission supervising the presidential elections immunity from appeal.

The statement also demanded a stand against the criteria set for choosing the Constituent Assembly, arguing it should be representative of the whole nation and not Parliament's majority alone.

The movement also said that rejecting the candidacy of former regime figures in the presidential elections should be another priority. Finally, the group called on all presidential hopefuls to stand united in defending the revolution's demands.

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Adill Hissan
12-04-2012 06:21pm
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Egypt’s true democratic aspirations asserting itself
Clearly, the call for this event suggests that the free people of Egypt need to assert their desire for true freedom and they needed to underline their rejection of the current situation. Looking closely at the carefully selected banner of the April 20th Friday, as stated above; "Self Determination Friday" it is fair to say that the true leaders of this revolution are not satisfied with the direction their country is taking even though Egyptians through a controversial or premature democratic process, elected new Parliament. However, this raises questions about whether Egyptians are ready to exercise their democratic right of which they were denied for more than 1400 years. Or is the political structure for transitional process to democratic state, properly established. Well, I have all the faith in the Egyptian people to sort out their affaires to a better future. Adill Hissan @ahissan Ottawa, Canada
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Guest
11-04-2012 09:55am
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Handing the country over to the Muslim Brotherhood?
Those liberals who are protesting against the decision of Mr Suleiman to stand as a candidate for the Egyptian presidency should go home and have a cold shower. There is no doubt that those well meaning and patriotic people are badly advised and sadly misguided. They should realise that Mr Suleiman is the only strong candidate with experience and connection to lead Egypt out of bankruptcy. The other alternative is to hand the country over to the Muslim Brotherhood on a silver platter and let them take Egypt back to the 13th century. They should also stop using guilt by association to discredit Mr Suleiman.
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Ramy the Egyptian
12-04-2012 02:52am
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YES!
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