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Leftist activist Khalil refuses position as presidential advisor

Wael Khalil, a long time leftwing activist, turned down a position in Morsi's presidential team, saying that he preferred to remain independent

Ahram Online, Sunday 5 Aug 2012
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Leftist activist Wael Khalil has announced on his official Twitter account that he will not be accepting the position offered to him in Mohamed Morsi's presidential team.

Khalil, a member of the group the National Front for Protecting the Revolution which vowed to support Morsi through Egypt's transition period, stated on Sunday that he preferred to remain independent.

He said that he would rather be able to freely criticise or praise those in power.  

Khalil campaigned for Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh in round one of the presidential race before backing Morsi in the runnoffs after Abul-Fotouh failed to advance.

The names of Morsi's presidential team are expected to be announced on Sunday.

The recently formed cabinet, chosen by newly appointed Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, was met with criticism from some quarters.

Some commentators have argued that the cabinet has too many members of the former regime, or too many supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.  

Several political parties, including the liberal Wafd and the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, had previously declared that they will not accept any positions in the new government. 

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MPA
23-08-2012 03:15am
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In other words you want to be part of the problem
Rather than take any responsibility to help your new democratic country.
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daniella
23-08-2012 09:43am
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independent
they like to keep complaining, independent complaining instead of building together
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Karim
05-08-2012 10:13pm
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inclusive
The secularist minority lamented about the FJP that they are not inclusive. And now they refused to take responsibility.It seems to me that for secularist inclusiveness mean only when they take complete power to themselves. Trators
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MPA
23-08-2012 03:16am
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I agree!
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