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Muslim Brotherhood secretary-general slams ElBaradei’s constitution initiative

The Muslim Brotherhood secretary-general hits back at reform campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei for calling the newly-approved constitution ‘temporary’

Ahram Online, Tuesday 25 Dec 2012
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Mahmoud Hussein, the Muslim Brotherhood secretary-general, dismissed Mohamed ElBaradei’s constitution initiative as unrealistic after the reform campaigner suggested that the newly-approved national charter be temporary.

In an interview with the BBC, Nobel peace prize laureate ElBaradei branded the constitution, which according to unofficial results was approved by 64% Egyptians, as illegitimate and likened it to “money laundering”.

The head of the Constitution Party also called on Egypt president Mohamed Morsi to deem the new constitution temporary until Egypt’s political figures reach consensus over a new document.

“ElBaradei’s initiative is unrealistic because this constitution has been approved by the majority of Egyptians. It is the permanent constitution of Egypt and describing it as temporary is an attempt to halt the country’s progress and bring us back to square one,” Hussein told Egyptian newspaper Al-Hayat.

“There should have been a national dialogue over the disputed articles but I don’t know whether that will happen or not,” he added.

The National Salvation front, an opposition coalition that includes several prominent figures including ElBaradei and former Arab League chief Amr Moussa, has boycotted meetings with Morsi to discuss the ongoing row over the constitution.

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khalid
26-12-2012 07:04am
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elbaradi view
The Egyptians has approved the new constitution with a big majority and according to the norms of democracy must be respected by all in ex IAA CHIEF ( CIA ) puppet .He has no right to spread confusion in Egypt.
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mohamed morssi
26-12-2012 05:22am
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Elbaradi
Please please tell elbaradi go back to america
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Sam
26-12-2012 04:43am
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Why not make your self building instead of destructing
Baradei, please wake up. We do not give our life just to discuss an agree-by-all constitution forever. That is wishful thinking. Just implement the current constitution and see the result. Then, we change what does not work. We want to built our country, and built it NOW. I think you should change your party name to something else that should reflect building the country's future.
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Ansari
26-12-2012 12:37am
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Senile Mohamed ElBaradei wishing the newly-approved constitution ‘temporary’
Mr. Elbaradei, FYI, the constitution is not for Egypt's politician figure it is for all Egyptians. Either you are dreaming or out of your mind. Please let the democratically elected President Morsi do his job, and dont try to interfere in administrations decisions. I sincerely believe that you have turned senile, and it is time for you to retire from politics.
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mohamed morssi
26-12-2012 05:32am
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bad baradi
tell elbaradi go back to u S A and leave egypt alone
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essam
25-12-2012 01:05pm
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western slave
baradei you will never become egypt president
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