Egypt's presidency 'open to dialogue': Spokesman

Ahram Online, Thursday 20 Dec 2012

Presidential spokesman says the constitution will be open to dialogue even after results

Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali (Photo: Reuters)

Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said the regime is open to dialogue about the constitution regardless of the outcome, in a press conference on Thursday.

“Regardless of whether people vote yes or no in the referendum, we will be open to dialogue,” Ali said during the conference, which took place at the presidential palace.

He added that Egypt’s economy is going through a “critical” phase that requires all of Egypt’s forces to work together. “We are all aware of the rules of democracy, the most important of which is the peaceful transfer of power,” Ali said. “Dialogue is the only solution for those who want a democracy.”

The second phase of the referendum will take place on 22 December.

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