World Bulletin/News Desk
Chairman of the Strong Egypt Party Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh called for early presidential elections in three months.
In a statement published in his own website, Aboul Fotouh said "People are the keystone for legitimacy. Therefore, the presidential election should be held within 3 months and Egypt needs to get its new people-elected president."
Aboul Fotouh criticized the detainment of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) leaders, saying these custodies were illegal. He said accepting the 'other' and learning to live together was the only guarantee for peace in the society.
Egyptian authorities had detained Muslim Brotherhood General Guide Mohammad Badei, his predecessor Mahdi Akef, chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Saad el-Katatni and Muslim Brotherhood deputy guide Mohammad Rashad Bayoumi, who are held at the Tora Prisons area.
Prior to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution which toppled Mubarak, the Muslim Brotherhood had been outlawed and persecuted for six decades.
The crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and its FJP came shortly after Defense Minister Abdel Fatah El Sisi announced on Wednesday that the Constitutional Court head would serve as interim president until early presidential elections are held.
The roadmap for the future of Egypt also included suspending the constitution, forming a coalition government of technocrats and holding early presidential election.Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Temmuz 2013, 11:07