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Egypt's Salvation Front calls for revolutionaries in cabinet

Coalition of leftists and liberals also criticises Salafist Nour Party for vetoing appointments of Mohamed ElBaradei and Ziad Bahaaeddin as interim prime minister

Ahram Online , Thursday 11 Jul 2013
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File photo: Egyptian reform leader Mohammed El Baradei, center, speaks during a press conference following the meeting of the National Salvation Front, as former Egyptian presidential candidate, Hamdeen Sabahi, left, and former Egyptian Foreign Minister and presidential candidate, Amr Moussa, right, listen in Cairo (Photo: AP)
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The National Salvation Front (NSF) has called for Egypt's new cabinet to include credible revolutionary figures.

"The new government must include figures from the January 25 Revolution who are also known for their credible support of the revolution since it took place," the NSF - Egypt's largest coalition of liberal and leftist groups – said in a statement on Thursday.

A single party should not have veto power over decisions or appointments, the NSF said in a clear reference to the Salafist Nour Party which blocked the appointments of the NSF's Mohamed ElBaradei and the Egyptian Social Democratic Party's Ziad Bahaaeddin as interim prime minister.

The Nour Party said it rejected the two prominent figures because they are affiliated to parties and the prime minister at this time should be independent.

The NSF also demanded amendments to the constitutional declaration issued by interim president Adly Mansour.

"Several amendments must be introduced to the recently released constitutional declaration, because it was released without consultation with the NSF and other political forces or youth groups."

The declaration includes articles that are not acceptable, some that need to amended, and other that need to be added, the NSF said.

"We have conveyed our proposals to the President of the Republic," it added.

It called on the authorities to activate the judicial committee formed by the interim president to investigate Monday's clashes at the Republican Guard headquarters that killed over 50 people, mostly supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.

The committee must carry out an independent and transparent investigation into what happened, the NSF said.

It also criticised the closure of seven Islamist television channels.

"The closure of any media outlet should be based on a judicial, and not administrative, decision in order to protect public freedoms and to avoid 'exceptional measures' being taken."

 

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Jamna
12-07-2013 01:05pm
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Old regime
NSF is dreaming. The old regime is back and they are not known to listen to you. You brought this idiots back to power...u don't complaint.
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Modern_Humaniora
11-07-2013 09:46pm
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The way out of this madness, message to al-Sissi
(1) Reinstate president Morsi, the shura council and the constitution, (2) the president declares a state of emergency, (3) curb, in the craddle, any attempt to violate this decision, (4) start address the structure problem, (5) be extremly firm, (6) that is the only way to handle this madness, i.e. by force, (7) said by psychiatric experience ...
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Usama
11-07-2013 08:32pm
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My way or high way
NSF will very soon realise that they have made a blunder. They could exert pressure on elected president Morsi and could agree on middle ground. Now let the military overcome the situation; the top general will tell these so-called revolutionaries: it is either my way or highway.
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Mamoo Kathirikanakka
11-07-2013 07:44pm
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Vote Stealers
A president who was democratically elected by the people was thrown to jail. And, the people who put him there are fighting for the spoils of power ! What a non-sense ! (Mumbai, India)
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