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Moussa proposes roadmap for Egypt's transitional phase
Potential presidential candidate Amr Moussa calls for better management of the transitional ‎phase
Dina Ezzat , Tuesday 12 Jul 2011
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Former Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa (Photo: Reuters)

Against the backdrop of increased tension between some of the January 25 Revolution forces on the one hand, and the ruling Supreme Council for Armed Forces (SCAF) and the Essam Sharaf-led government on the other, presidential hopeful Amr Moussa called for an end to the state of lost confidence between the parties.

In a press statement issued from his Cairo campaign headquarters Moussa proposed a roadmap to restore confidence and avoid both injustice and confusion.

Issued against the backdrop of a call for a million-person demonstration in Tahrir Square, Moussa's statement acknowledged the hardship that the nation faces today due to "the huge gap between the expectations and hopes of the people who made the January 25 Revolution and what has actually been realised on the ground".

Moussa argued that "the increasingly typical delay in responding to popular demands and the indecisiveness on these demands could lead to unbearable consequences" and the prevalence of the state of confusion in a way that could compromise basic national interests.

The protraction of this state of clear confusion, Moussa warned in his statement, could lead to disturbing consequences and the possible failure to establish the democratic state, which was the ultimate objective of the January 25 Revolution.

As such Moussa proposed an immediate action towards the prompt trial of all those responsible for killing innocent demonstrations during the days of the revolution as well as those who deliberately mismanaged state affairs and sought personal gains at the expense of national interests. 

Moussa added that all police officers suspected of committing violations should be prevented from continuing their work in the absence of a firm dismissal of charges leveled against them. The elimination of the suspected elements, he argued, would help establish the due confidence between the public and the police forces at these crucial times.

The former Arab League secretary-general also called for the composition of a "revolution-supported government" rather than a mere steering government to make sure that the hopes and aspirations of the January 25 Revolution would be fulfilled and that the major challenges facing the nation would be properly addressed.

The presidential hopeful further proposed the announcement of clear criteria for the election of governors in view of the anticipated governors reshuffle – while still favouring the election rather than the appointment of governors.

Moussa also called on judges to streamline all matters related to the judiciary power away from any intervention that might undermine the status and the role of the judiciary. 

Ultimately, Moussa suggested that the objective should be to avoid the expansion of the transitional period. A prolonged transitional phase, Moussa said, would only augment the state of confusion and delay the launch of a democratic process. 

Moussa, meanwhile, called on all political forces to steer clear to continue to embrace unity as they did during the days of the January 25 Revolution.

"We should all give prominence to the national interest and stick to unity to divert from any possible regression," read the statement of which Ahram Online received a copy via email. It added that "both SCAF and the government [of Sharaf] are required to act promptly and with transparency to accommodate the legitimate demands of the people without delay."





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Mahmoud
13-07-2011 02:37pm
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Behind the curve
Amr Moussa shamelessly copy/pasting ElBaradei's original ideas - even vocabulary - yet again.
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Abe
13-07-2011 08:51am
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Words of wisdom
Finally, in the midst of this mess, I can hear some words of wisdom. I am not one to encourage demonstrations or sit-ins, but my Egyptian blood boils at the threatening tone coming from anybody especially from the military that has been ruling Egypt for the last 59 years. If I have the power, I would get people like Amr Moussa, Mohammad el-Baradi and many others of the same calibre to form a committee to take over from SCAF, or at least to advise SCAF on what to do. Maybe then we can get somewhere, and maybe then, Egypt can see the light of democracy. Until then many salamats.
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ANNETTE
13-07-2011 07:29am
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EGYPTS AND EVERYONES GOV
THE PROBLEM I SEE WHEN I LOOK AROUND IS THE ELDERS. IT TIME TO HAVE OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE YOUNGER GENERATION IN GOV ALL OVER THE WORLD BASICALLY THEY ALL BEEN AROUND FOR AWHILE AND NO ONE 55 AND OVER SHOULD BE ENTERED INTO ANY AREA OF GOV THOSE SHOULD BE READY IN ELECTIONS TO LOSE THEIR SEATS TO YOUNGER GENERATION CHANGE IS COMING ALL OVER THE WORLD AND THE YOUNGER GENERATION SEEM TO BE HEADED INTO THE TRANSITION WITH PEACE THE OLD WAYS ARE WHY THINGS ARE THE WAY THE ARE AND THAT IS NOT GOOD WE LONGER TRUST IN THE OLD WAYS OF KILLING PEOPLE WE DONT WANT FIGHTING OR PREFABRICATED WARS WE WANT TO LIVE IN PEACE AS FRIENDS ALL OVER THE WORLD GOVERNMENTS NEED TO SEE WHEN ALL THE CITIZENS ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE IN THE STREETS ITS TIME FOR A MAKE OVER TOTAL ALL OVER THE WORLD. OUT WITH THE OLD KILLING WAYS IN WITH THE NEW PEACEFUL WAYS WE ARE TIRED OF THE NONSENSE
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