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Egypt's National Salvation Front issues 3 demands for President Morsi
Front demands immediate reversal of President Morsi's constitutional declaration; scrapping of upcoming constitutional referendum; and formation of new Constituent Assembly
Ahram Online , Wednesday 5 Dec 2012
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After Tuesday's mass protests, Egypt's National Salvation Front has agreed on three main demands to be put before President Mohamed Morsi to be met before Friday.

The National Salvation Front is a recently-formed umbrella group led by former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi and Amr Moussa, along with reform campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei

The front – which includes the Constitution Party, the Egyptian Popular Current, the Social Democratic Party and the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, amongst others – will demand that Morsi's recent constitutional declaration be reversed; that the constitutional referendum slated for mid-December be scrapped; and that a new Constituent Assembly be drawn up to draft a constitution "more reflective" of the popular will.

The current constitutional draft was written by an assembly that critics say is dominated by Islamists after repeated walkouts by non-Islamist groups, including the Coptic Church, human rights activists and workers', farmers' and journalists' representatives.

Morsi issued a decree in November giving his decisions immunity from judicial oversight and protecting the Constituent Assembly from a potential court order that might have otherwise dissolved it. The decree was widely attacked by opposition groups as "dictatorial."

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets after calls by several political forces – including the National Salvation Front – to protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square and outside the presidential palace in the capital's Heliopolis district.

Following the mass protests, the Constitution Party, co-founded by ElBaradei, took a decision to stage a sit-in outside the palace. The party is also taking part, along with several other political forces, in a sit-in against the draft constitution and Morsi's constitutional declaration in Tahrir Square.





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MPA
05-12-2012 10:05pm
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Morsi's response...
1) No 2) Hell No 3) It already does.
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Klaus
05-12-2012 02:21pm
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Democratic legitimacy of National Salvation Front
The problem with the National Salvation Front is that it consists of Cairo intellectuals with very little political support in the general Egyptian population, in particular the 99.9% of Egyptians, who live outside Heliopolis, Maadi and Zamalek. Baradei has never held political office or stood as a candidate in a democratic election. Egypt needs a constitution for the people, not just the Cairo elite.
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zillur rahman
05-12-2012 03:04pm
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elbaradi
elbaradi is an agent of jews who was a conspiracy agist iraq.
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patkar
05-12-2012 09:25am
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for the sake of Egypt
It is just COMMON SENSE !that the president should represent all egyptians and not a few cronies, that the constitution should be the rules for armonious life of all egyptians and not a catalogue of "things forbidden " Learn from mistakes and go back to square one for the sake of Egypt !!!it will then be the start of wisdom.
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MPA
05-12-2012 10:06pm
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Yea A President should but what President does?
I don't know any President from any country that is for all people in their country. They are for those who will get them re-elected.
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Olawale
05-12-2012 09:24am
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Aren't they democrats?
Who is afraid of a referendum? If you are real democrats, advocate a "NO" and see if you win. But they sure can't win and they want to force their devilish views on the country. They would be disgraced in this world and in the hereafter if they don't repent
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MPA
05-12-2012 10:09pm
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I think you mean "Democratic"?
And yes they are Democratic if it were their guy who won. But since they lost the last two elections, despite having the biggest mouths in the Mubarak protests, they feel the only way that they can win is to either force a Mubarak like resignation or have the courts dissolve the elected governments. Well, Morsi made sure that the courts couldn't dissovle anyone and most certainly he isn't going to resign. These folks only want to whine and cry, instead of trying to organize themselves to win at the polls.
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Modern_Humaniora
05-12-2012 08:51am
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One word
Madness!
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MPA
05-12-2012 10:10pm
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That's What Mubarak said would happen.
Go read what he said when he was being pressured to resign.
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Adnan Kirmani
05-12-2012 08:39am
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Leaders
Who is leading demonstrations "Presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi and Amr Moussa, along with reform campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei" This tells the whole story. If Mubarak was not detained, he would have led the protests.
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mohammed moiduddin
05-12-2012 05:08am
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Why don't they just vote NO?
Why is the opposition so anti constitution? Have they actually read it? They seemed to be influenced by people that are very ignorant or just want to protest. If they vote no and it fails then there will be a new constitutional assembly. Whats the big deal?
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MPA
05-12-2012 10:11pm
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Both. They are ignorant and they only want to protest. They have no jobs, because they keep protesting all of the time.
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