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Egypt mustn't be ruled by 19 army generals: Preacher tells Tahrir

Ahram Online, Friday 29 Jun 2012
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Speaking to thousands who are ralling on the Friday of "Handeover Power" in the iconic Tahrir square, Islamic preacher Safwat Hegazy hit out the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) saying the constitution addendum it issued on 18 June 2012 "entrenches military rule."

"Egypt mustn't be ruled by 19 army generals," Hegazy, who is also the secretary general of the Revolution Board of Trustees which called the rally, told protesters in Tahrir.

"The military council's decision to dissolve the parliament should be withdrawn and the parliament should continue as it was. You should also give the new president a chance to fulfill his promises and the different political forces should unite regardless of any differences."

Hegazy has also addressed the Egyptians who voted for Mubarak's last Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq during the presidential elections, calling on them to unite with others and "let go of the past."

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