Egypt's Nour: army steps should 'satisfy protesters'

Nour called for dialogue with the military to put in place a temporary constitution to rule the country in the interim period.

Egypt's Nour: army steps should 'satisfy protesters'

Opposition figure Ayman Nour, who challenged ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak for the presidency in 2005, said steps taken by the country's new military leadership on Sunday should "satisfy protesters".

"It is a victory for the revolution," Nour told Reuters after the military leadership announced steps including the dissolution of parliament and the suspension of the constitution. "I think this will satisfy the protesters."

The military also said it would govern the country for a period of six months or until elections. Mubarak handed power to the military on Friday, after being swept aside by a popular uprising.

"This resolution satisfies the Egyptian street," he said. "I think we are facing a new situation starting from today."

Nour called for dialogue with the military to put in place a temporary constitution to rule the country in the interim period. Following his failed presidential bid, Nour was jailed for three years on corruption charges he said were falsified.

He called for the formation of a judicial panel to help draft a temporary constitution for running the country and organising the election of another committee that will draft a new permanent constitution.

Reuters

Last Mod: 13 Şubat 2011, 18:07
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