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Amr Moussa urges Mubarak prosecution and NDP dissolution

Egypt presidential candidate and Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa supports the demands of the revolution in a speech to university students

Ahram online, Sunday 10 Apr 2011
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Egypt’s presidential candidate and Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa strongly backs the calls demanding prosecution of ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

The Arab League Secretary General, who was speaking before a crowd of students from all Egyptian universities at a meeting held last night at the American University campus in New Cairo, said it’s time for the National Democratic Party (NDP) to be promptly dissolved, arguing that it is to blame for corrupting Egyptian political life.

"The NDP is not a national party, by the true definition and characterisation of the word. Its members are just a group of people that gather for their sole interests," Amr Moussa said accusingly.

He also pointed out that the much hated party no longer has a place in the Egyptian political arena and continued: “We have seen and continue to see what its remnants do now," referring to intimidation and continued use of violence and thugs.

The presidential candidate revealed that he was removed from his office as foreign minister in 2001 due to his position against Israel and its policies.

His position on Israel put him at permanent odds with the former regime, headed by Mubarak. He went on to accuse Israel of imposing a status-quo on the Arab states, especially with regard to the Palestinian cause.

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