Presidential advisor says no exclusion in new Egyptian era

"The Muslim Brotherhood are part of this people and are invited to participate in building the nation as nobody will be excluded," Ali Awad Saleh said

Presidential advisor says no exclusion in new Egyptian era

A new advisor to Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour has said that no party will be excluded in the new era.

"Our message is clear. We will work to close ranks," Ali Awad Saleh, a presidential advisor for constitutional affairs, said in his exclusive remarks to the Anadolu Agency.

"We will not exclude anyone. We all are partners in the homeland."

The former deputy head of the Supreme Constitutional Court reiterated the right of all Egyptians to freedom of thought and expression.

"We want to cooperate together to rebuild this country," said Saleh, who was appointed advisor to the interim president along with Mostafa Hegazi, a professor of political sciences.

"Those who have done wrong to the homeland are a few, while the majority of the Egyptian people are patriotic and loyal."

In his inauguration speech on Thursday, Mansour called on the Muslim Brotherhood to participate in rebuilding the country.

"The Muslim Brotherhood are part of this people and are invited to participate in building the nation as nobody will be excluded," he said.

Mansour, the top judge at the Supreme Constitutional Court, was named interim president after the army’s removal of Mohammad Morsi on Wednesday after massive protests against his regime.

Sources have told the AA that Mansour is expected to issue a constitutional declaration soon.

The declaration will dissolve the Shura Council -- the upper house of parliament dominated by Islamists -- which now has the legislative authority.

The interim leader will keep the legislative authority for himself.

The declaration will stipulate the formation of a special panel to work on amending the constitution, which the army temporarily suspended.

The panel will have three months to agree on the amendments from the day of its formation and the proposed amendments would be put to referendum.

Parliamentary and presidential elections, to be fully supervised by the judiciary, will not be held before amending the constitution.

Mansour’s constitutional declaration will stipulate forming a government of technocrats with broad authorities.

Thousands of Morsi’s supporters took to the streets on Friday to demand the return of the Islamist president.

The army said it will allow peaceful protests as long as demonstrators did not threaten national security.

At least four people were killed Friday in Cairo when Republican Guards fired at protesters demanding the return of the ousted president.

Protesters marched from the Rabaa Al Adawia square in Nasr City to the Republican Guards headquarters, where Morsi is under arrest.

AA

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Temmuz 2013, 17:45
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