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Egypt's ElBaradei cites 3 'conditions' for opposition talks with presidency

Head of liberal Constitution Party says opposition will hold talks with Egypt's elected president if latter meets demands for new government, new prosecutor-general and revamped elections law

Ahram Online , Monday 8 Apr 2013
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Egypt's political opposition is "ready" to hold dialogue with the administration of President Mohamed Morsi on three "conditions," Mohamed ElBaradei, a leading figure in the opposition National Salvation Front and founder of the liberal Constitution Party, said Monday.

Speaking at an economy conference organised by Egypt's leftist Popular Current movement, ElBaradei cited the three conditions as follows: appointment of a "neutral and credible" government capable of managing the country; appointment of an independent prosecutor-general; and formation of a new committee tasked with drafting a new elections law.

"We are waiting for President Morsi to understand that time is not on his side, nor on Egypt's side," ElBaradei said, claiming that the opposition was ready to "work with him and with others" for the country's sake.

During his speech at the conference, the party head said that his proposed dialogue with the presidency aimed to amend Egypt's new constitution so as to bring it into line "with human values."

ElBaradei also recommended drawing up a committee tasked with negotiating "reconciliation" deals with absconded Egyptian businessmen according to clear-cut criteria.

In February, the government attempted to entice absconded businessmen – several of whom face corruption charges – back to Egypt by offering to overturn guilty verdicts issued in absentia in return for monetary payouts.

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Hoping Egyptian
09-04-2013 05:37pm
We are waiting for President Morsi to understand that time is not on his side, nor on Egypt's side," ElBaradei said
All the world hope that he does befor it is tooooooooo late!!!!!!!!
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09-04-2013 02:20pm
OK, so if President Morsi agrees to the Opposition's demands before meeting them, what exactly will they meet to talk about? All Elbaradei is doing now is putting conditions that he knows will not be fulfilled by the President merely to make it like the president is the one refusing dialogue. And also, how many other countries/organisations around the world, have you EVER heard the opposition making demands on the elected leader/government in such manner? Elbaradei, I used to support you, and defend you and your ideas a lot, but you have truly truly let me and others down!
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08-04-2013 08:23pm
Baradei a man with unlimited conditions
We see Albaradei disappear with 11 conditions. On his resurfice here we go again 3 more conditions. Does he recite these conditions before he sleeps at night ? Lol
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Red Sea
09-04-2013 12:10am
Baradei is spot on! Morsi should take his advice and honor his requests. He is a lot smarter and more competent than Morsi, that is for sure.

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