Socialist Popular Alliance could accept roadmap change: Leader

Ahram Online , Wednesday 4 Sep 2013

Abdel-Ghafr Shukr says socialists support transitional roadmap but are open to change if the majority of political parties call for it

 Veteran socialist Abdel Ghafar Shukr
Veteran socialist Abdel Ghafar Shukr (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPAP) leader Abdel-Ghafr Shukr has said his party supports the roadmap but is ready to support changes if the majority of political powers and parties want it.

"If the majority of political parties and powers believe it is better to have presidential elections before parliamentary elections, we will not stand against it," said Shukr at a press conference at the headquarters of the SPAP on Wednesday afternoon, alongside Ahmed El-Muslimany, the interim president's media advisor.

According to the political roadmap, adopted following the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July, a referendum will be held on the amended constitution, then parliamentary and presidential elections.

El-Muslimany, who has been meeting political powers and parties to discuss recent political developments, said he had discussed how to implement transitional justice and social justice with the leftist leader.

He also revealed that political powers and parties would meet soon with interim president Adly Mansour.


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