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Sabbahi, ElBaradei launch National Front to fight Morsi's decrees
Political figures and groups vow to stand united against constitutional declaration recently issued by President Mohamed Morsi
Ahram Online , Saturday 24 Nov 2012
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Mohamed ElBaradei (L), Hamdeen Sabbahi, Amr Moussa
Mohamed ElBaradei (L), Hamdeen Sabbahi, Amr Moussa

Tens of political parties and groups announced on Saturday the creation of a National Front to defeat the new constitutional declaration announced by President Mohamed Morsi last Thursday.

The parties declared they will not be holding any dialogue meetings with Morsi until the declaration is canceled.

The new Front, which includes the Constitution Party, the Egyptian Popular Current, the Social Democratic Party, the Socialist Popular Alliance PArty amongst others, announced its support for demonstrations and sit-ins against the declaration, as well as its backing of actions by judges to defend judiciary independence.

The meeting to launch the effort was attended by political figures including former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi, head of Constitution Party Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of Arab league Amr Mousa and representatives of former presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh.

It is not clear whether Abul-Fotouh's Strong Egypt Party has agreed to join the new Front as the Party has stressed in the past it would not cooperate with any figures who are tied to the Mubarak regime such as Amr Moussa.

The Front condemned lawsuits reportedly filed on Saturday by an Islamist lawyer against prominent legal expert Hossam Eissa, a leading Muslim Brotherhood critic, accusing him of organising to topple the regime because of his announced opposition to the president's recent decrees.

The participants said the new Prosecutor General Talaat Ibrahim, who replaced Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud according to Morsi's decrees, should not start off his job by punishing Egyptians for expressing their opinions.

They further condemned the attacks made against political opposition figures such as former MP Abu El-Ezz El-Hariri, a well-known socialist and a Muslim Brotherhood critic, who was physically assaulted on Friday for demonstrating against the constitutional decree.

The Front also condemned the attacks against the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in the past 48 hours insisting the revolution to remain peaceful.

The Front includes the Coalition of Nasserist Parties, the Free Egypt Party, the Wafd Party, the Free Egyptians Party, the Farmers General Syndicate, the Independent Farmers Syndicate.

The meeting was also attended by former MP Amr Hamzawy, former Constituent Assembly Spokesperson Wahid Abdel-Meguid, and President Morsi's recently resigned Presidential Advisor Samir Morqos as well as others.   

Over 30 parties and groups participated on Friday in demonstrations across Egypt, protesting the new constitutional declaration.

The constitutional declaration blocks the judiciary, or any other body, from challenging Morsi's decisions. The decree also protects the Shura Council (the upper house of parliament) and the controversial Islamist-led Constituent Assembly against dissolution by any court order.





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Alex
23-03-2013 09:30pm
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It`s long way to
Poor people-commentators can`t imagine the long bloody way before them for the future prosperity and the democracy. The main enemies on this way will be they themselves.
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Nora
26-11-2012 07:27am
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Flouls incorporated
They are using the young, unemployed, and thugs for their greed. In any democratic system, losers have to accept the outcome with grace. Each one of them has a rotten baggage. Egypt in need of new blood that has not been tainted by the old regime. May Allah saves Egypt
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Egytian
25-11-2012 08:38pm
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I love power not my country
These are what these losers represent. Sabahi us abt sabahi. Elberadi is abt the west
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Munawaar
25-11-2012 06:57pm
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They Always served the dictators and the west
National Front or it should be called 'extra-National Front' some of the individual has Egyptian blood on their hand and others were serving foreign powers for their personal gain, now they are united again to bring back the Amreican agent Mubarak like zionist !
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Free Lady
26-11-2012 06:54pm
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Well Said
People started to recognize who is agent for whom and taking orders. In this age technology if someone think to hide with all misdeeds then he should check a doctor.
Ahmed
25-11-2012 10:17pm
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Well stated
They are agents of the West and the Zionists. They are zeros.
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Aladdin, Egypt
25-11-2012 03:07pm
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BH Evil Agenda
BH cult members are trying to hijack Egypt and our liberty under false banner of Islam. We judge others based on their deeds not won their empty promises. Allah AKber.
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mumby
25-11-2012 12:40pm
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Be realistic
At the hard time, bit tough law should be applied.When real peace establish normal law should applied.After completing constitutions draft,everyone should go to electoral ballot rather than thuggery demonstration.This time is post revolution,every group should build Egypt not destruct it.
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Americanvoice
25-11-2012 03:24am
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3 big lossers
I really wanna laugh out loud on these 3 circus people Mohamed ElBaradei (L), Hamdeen Sabbahi, Amr Moussa,LOLLL YOU GUYS ARE REAL LIFE JUNKY...
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Aladdin, Egypt
25-11-2012 03:13am
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Religion & Dictatorship
ALl religions are based on set of rules and absolute faith which amke religion suitable for individual behavior. Modern society, economic and politics are based on flexible, democratic value. Egypt is under Shareha law for centuries and doing well on controlling family and personal behavior.
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