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FJP: Refusing Elections, Opposition Willing to Burn Egypt in Alliance with Thugs and Criminals

Dr. Murad Ali, Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) media adviser, said: "The crimes committed Friday, assaulting and terrorizing girls at FJP headquarters, and the obvious alliance with and use of thugs reveal that protests by certain opposition parties have nothing to do with disputes over articles of the constitution or election laws.
"Some people want to burn Egypt because they realize fully well they cannot achieve any victory through elections, and because they have neither the intention nor the inclination to offer serious programs or development projects. Their program is to drag the country into violence and destruction, their project is to thwart any attempt of development. All they do is pour insults, curses and obscenities."

 

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Shooting Attack on Freedom and Justice Party Headquarters in Egypt Province Dakahlia

Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Secretariat in Dakahlia Governorate condemned a shooting attack on the party's headquarters in the province, where a gun-totting thug opened fire at the front of the building and fled the scene.
An FJP Secretariat statement said: "At about a quarter past ten in the evening, Tuesday, an unidentified suspect jumped out of a white Lancer car (license plate 9874DFS), carrying an automatic weapon, and sprayed the FJP Headquarters with machine-gun fire, damaging the building’s front, entrance and balcony.
"The FJP calls on competent authorities to assume their responsibilities and perform their duties, to put an end to political thuggery. Hostile webpages and individuals who already instigated attacks on FJP headquarters now incite more attacks against us.
The FJP urges everyone to join hands and close ranks to reject violence and support ongoing serious dialogue in order to help save the homeland and the people.


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Heshmat: Parliamentary Poll Postponement Rekindles Political Reconciliation Hopes

Heshmat: Parliamentary Poll Postponement Rekindles Political Reconciliation Hopes | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Freedom and Justice Party leaders express hope that opposition will join presidential talks for national harmony and broad consensus.

 Dr. Gamal Heshmat, member of the Shura Council (Egypt’s upper house of parliament) for the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), said that the Administrative Court ruling to postpone House of Representatives elections will give opposition forces a fresh opportunity to join political reconciliation talks through the national dialogue launched by the Presidency and attended by many parties in a number of sessions.


"Political discourses are not cast in stone; they change and adapt as circumstances change. Opposition forces’ continued boycott and rejection of calls for political dialogue can hardly be described as enlightened, patriotic or even democratic.

"Even in its seventh session, all options will be on the table in the President’s national dialogue already underway, with neither limitations nor preconditions."

Dr. Heshmat further pointed that the institution of the presidency complied with all substantive proposals made by opposition parties in dialogue sessions.

"However, the opposition's attempt to impose recommendations and decisions before – and as a condition for – attending dialogue sessions is simply unacceptable." (Ikhwan web)


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Freedom and Justice Party Executive Bureau Continues Poll Preparations Discussion

Freedom and Justice Party Executive Bureau Continues Poll Preparations Discussion | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

With candidate registration for Egypt legislative elections starting March 9, the Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing, the FJP, is negotiating coalition possibilities with other parties and political figures.

 The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP)’s Executive Bureau, in a meeting Saturday, discussed developments in Egypt’s political arena and preparations for the parliamentary elections slated to start at the end of April, with a candidate registration window from March 9 until March 16.


Dr. Amr Darrag, member of the FJP’s Executive Bureau, told Ikhwanweb: "The FJP is still discussing its election candidate list and examining latest developments with the provinces.


"As yet, there is no official position regarding coalitions or coordination for the elections. Discussions are still ongoing. We will announce the final shape of any alliances before applying to run in the first phase of the elections."


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Brotherhood's FJP expects to win a parliamentary majority

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The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) will win a majority of seats in upcoming parliamentary elections, the party's media advisor predicts.

 

In an interview with the pan-Arab Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Sunday, Mourad Ali turned the tables on opposition groups calling for an election boycott, stating: "If the opposition won a majority and formed a government, would [the FJP] demand a new cabinet be put in place two months prior to parliamentary elections?"

Commenting on recent outrage that parliamentary elections would begin on 27 April during a Coptic Christian religious festival, Ali said: "We [the FJP] support changing the start date of elections so it does not interfere with [the religious festival of] our Coptic brothers."

The start of the election has since been rescheduled earlier to 22 April.

Ali said all national factions could still reach a consensus with the government and take part in competitive parliamentary elections. (Al Ahram, via Aswat Masriya)


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Political conference held in Sinai

Political conference held in Sinai | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Freedom and Justice Party: We possess the capability to build a strong democratic state founded on Islamic principles
The opposition: the Freedom and Justice party is incapable of leading a country as large as Egypt


By: Nasser al-Azizi/Daily news Egypt

Abd al-Rahman al-Shurbagi, a member of the Freedom and Justice Party’s (FJP) High Council of the North Sinai, stated that the Muslim Brotherhood’s Renaissance program is one that will serve all Egyptians, and seek to establish a constitutional democracy based on Islamic principles. He called on the country’s citizens to take part in the project, considering its large size and its potential to affect the economy.

Al-Shurbagi’s statements were made at a political summit held on Tuesday night in Sinai entitled: “Do Egypt’s ruling powers have a serious plan for governance? Does the country’s opposition have a plan of their own?” The summit was attended by a number of politicians, journalists, and political leaders from the FJP, Al Nour, Dignity, Reform and Development, and Sinai Future Bloc parties.

Shurbagi went on to say that the Egyptian people have not yet been trained to handle real democracy or to live within a system of undisciplined freedom. Khalid Arafat, Secretary General of the Dignity Party, commented that “these statements remind me of those of Hosni Mubarak, who said that the Egyptian people were not ready for democracy. Statements such as these are good news for the Egyptian people as they expose the true intentions of those who say them”.

Political opposition activist Amad al-Balak stated that the National Salvation Front (NSF), with its wide array of capable leaders such as Mohamed ElBaradei, Hamdin Sabahi, and Ayman Nour, was far better equipped to lead the country than the Muslim Brotherhood, whose FJP counterparts have dealt with political opposition with pretentiousness and arrogance. He also questioned the Muslim Brotherhood’s relationship with the United States, saying that those who cultivate relationships with the US must also do so with Israel, as US interests in the region are inherently tied to Israeli interests.


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Freedom and Justice Party Will Not Be Dragged Into Violence; Seeking Genuine Dialogue

The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) held a conference Friday for party leaders across Egypt to discuss the FJP's preparations for elections to the House of Representatives, to review the latest developments in the political arena and the FJP’s vision for the country’s economic situation, and to discuss ways to improve the lives of citizens. The conference runs until Saturday evening.

For his part, Hassan Ibrahim, FJP Secretary-General, reaffirmed that no-one will succeed in dragging the party into violence and chaos, adding: "I say to our youth who wanted to respond to calls for violence: 'The wise impose their plan on their opponents, rather than act on their agenda'. We welcome all calls to unconditional dialogue. For the benefit of Egypt, too, we must rise above all elitist agendas. We strongly condemn all human rights violations. We salute all those who stood today in liberation squares across Egypt to renounce violence and reject calls for spreading lawlessness and chaos.

"I salute the Egyptian people who condemned the counter-revolution and paved the way to parliamentary elections now by approving the new constitution. The revolution has achieved many of its goals, and still has a lot to complete. We ourselves can put our country on the path to greatness and regional leadership."

Ibrahim further said: "The FJP will run the upcoming elections fully confident that our people will give us their trust as they did before. We are proud of this trust, which we in fact accept as a great responsibility and which we never and will never fail to honor. The FJP’s Executive Bureau is nearing completion of final lists of candidates for the upcoming House of Representatives elections.

"The FJP was keen to complete rebuilding of state institutions and the whole country, and to help the ordinary citizen to cross the severe economic crisis through services and activities such as the ‘Together, We Build Egypt’ campaign."

Meanwhile, Dr. Ahmed Diab, member of the FJP’s Executive Bureau, began his speech with a tribute to the blood of the martyrs of Egypt who led to the January 25 Revolution and watered the tree of Egypt’s freedom and dignity.

He added that the FJP, with millions of Egyptians behind it, is perfectly capable of building a great future for the homeland and the great Egyptian people.

"Since its inception, the FJP has repeatedly stressed – at the top of its platform – that it is one of the good fruits of the peaceful revolution that has never been violent, and that the people will always go forth, and no barriers or difficulties will stop them until they complete their march to full democratic transformation.

"Before every historical development in Egypt, some obstacles are thrown in the way. Now, dubious forces are endeavoring to cause difficulties before the next parliamentary elections. But they will not succeed, because the people will not let them. The people will overcome all these barriers and obstacles.

Dr. Diab paid special tribute to FJP leadership and members, because they all have big roles in reaching the man in the street and in familiarizing citizens with FJP vision.

"We are embarking on important parliamentary elections, where we highlight the message of patriotism and honesty, and a refined sense of responsibility. Our Egypt is in dire need of the spirit of moral responsibility. We underline the importance of practical role models and good examples. Egypt is most in need of good role models of construction, not demolition or subversion – models of giving and sacrifice." (Ikhwan web)

 

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Egypt's political rivals meet amid tension

(Reuters) - Liberal and Islamist political leaders met privately on Saturday to try to ease tensions that have sparked protests in which some 60 Egyptians have died since late January, politicians said.

The protests erupted after the second anniversary of the uprising which overthrew Hosni Mubarak and reflected competing visions for Egypt's future. Political turbulence has slowed negotiations for a $4.8 billion dollar loan from the International Monetary Fund.

Politicians said Mohamed ElBaradei, a prominent liberal activist and leader of the National Salvation Front (NSF), met Saad el-Katatni, head of the Muslim Brotherhood's ruling Freedom and Justice Party (FJP). Another leader of the NSF, Sayed el-Badawi, also took part in the talks.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/16/us-egypt-meeting-politicians-idUSBRE91F0AW20130216?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co

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Des responsables des Frères musulmans et des représentants de l'opposition libérale se sont rencontrés samedi en privé pour tenter d'apaiser les tensions en Egypte, où les manifestations contre les islamistes au pouvoir ont provoqué la mort d'une soixantaine de personnes depuis fin janvier.

D'après des responsables politiques, Mohamed ElBaradeï, coordinateur du Front de salut national (FSN), a rencontré Saad el Katatni, chef du parti Liberté et Justice (PLJ) créé par les Frères musulmans. Un autre responsable du FSN, Sayed el Badaoui, a également participé à ces discussions.

L'opposition laïque et libérale a jusqu'à présent refusé toute discussion avec Mohamed Morsi, le chef de l'Etat, issu des Frères musulmans, démocratiquement élu à la suite du renversement d'Hosni Moubarak en février 2011. (Yasmine Saleh, avec Ali Abdelatti et Tom Perry, Bertrand Boucey pour le service français)

http://www.zonebourse.com/actualite-bourse/Freres-musulmans-et-opposition-se-rencontrent-en-Egypte--16111589/

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Freedom and Justice Party Cairo Secretariat Elections First of March 2013

Freedom and Justice Party Cairo Secretariat Elections First of March 2013 | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

FJP leader Beltagy leaves his secretariat position up for grabs in elections to be held on the first of March at the party’s headquarters in the Egyptian capital.

The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in Cairo announced Wednesday the opening of nomination window for eligible members to run for the position of FJP Secretary in elections slated for the first of March 2013.

A press statement from the FJP election commission, headed by Dr. Mohamed Beltagy, a member of the Executive Bureau and current FJP Secretary in Cairo – who will not run in this Secretariat election, said that electoral procedures will open for nomination of candidates beginning from Thursday February 14 until Wednesday February 20 at the party headquarters in Cairo.

The statement further said that the initial announcement of names of candidates will be on Thursday, February 21, while appeals and concessions will be on February 23 and 24, and announcement of final list of candidates on 25 February 2013, with the election taking place ??on Friday, March 1, 2013.

The statement also said that to receive the application form for nomination a candidate must be one of the founders listed in the Official Gazette who has paid the subscription fee for 2013. (The Ikhwan web)

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Freedom and Justice Party Offers New Projects to Serve Egyptian Citizens

Freedom and Justice Party Offers New Projects to Serve Egyptian Citizens | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party announces new projects, campaigns and initiatives in a special forum and workshop that discussed ways to double patriotic efforts to build, educate, support and innovate throughout the country.

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The Freedom and Justice Party held Tuesday, at its main headquarters in Cairo, an expanded workshop organized by the 'Together We Build Egypt' campaign to discuss and put forward a number of serious initiatives and new ideas within the framework of projects targeted by the campaign, to double its activities in coming months, and achieve greater results on the ground.


A number of businessmen participated in the workshop, in addition to a number of professional associations, unions and 25 civil associations (NGO’s).


Participants in the workshop proposed a number of new projects, made several suggestions to expand the circle of participation, and discussed the campaign’s core projects.


Those projects include: organizing educational seminars and workers’ conferences to encourage them to work and increase production, focusing – in the coming months – on reasserting and re-establishing ethical and moral values, communicating with official bodies to solve problems facing the campaign, as well as fostering a culture of voluntary work in the community as a whole, rehabilitation of the disabled – providing them (especially children) with prosthetic devices, development of special crafts famous in each province, providing transformative training for graduates with professional diplomas, organizing awareness campaigns to fight all kinds of infection and to reduce complications of chronic diseases. (Ikhwan web)


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Freedom and Justice Party holds NSF responsible for violence

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The Secretary General of the Freedom and Justice party -the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood-, Hussien Ibrahim said on Saturday that the opposition group, the National Salvation Front (NSF) is responsible for the recurring violence in Egypt.

Ibrahim said on his Facebook page, "The Salvation Front, which called for demonstrations, is responsible for the violence. Everyone must commit to stand united against vandalism."

The Secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party asked if "throwing petrol bombs at the presidential palace is a form of peaceful protesting, is this the commitment to the document of the Azhar to reject violence?"

He stressed that his party is committed to restraint and will not direct its supporters to the go to the presidential palace.

 

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Hussein Ibrahim: Freedom and Justice Party Will Cooperate with All for Egypt Security, Stability

Hussein Ibrahim: Freedom and Justice Party Will Cooperate with All for Egypt Security, Stability | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Just before every major step Egypt takes on the path of democratic transformation, dark forces wage mindless, desperate wars against people and homeland, with bloody threats of violence and vandalism. Upcoming parliamentary elections are obviously no exception. Pure coincidence?

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Hussein Ibrahim, Secretary General of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), reaffirmed that the FJP will cooperate with anyone who works for stability, security and dignity for Egypt and its people, regardless of affiliation or religion.


In a post on his Facebook page, Ibrahim said: "We really need to give priority to the interests of the country over intellectual and partisan agendas and narrow personal interests. Politicians and party leaders have to compete to offer programs to rebuild Egypt that can positively change the living conditions of citizens.


"Is it coincidence, though, that the repeated waves of spiraling violence and attempts to spread chaos and lawlessness precede each election event, where the ballot-box is the arbitrator?" (Ikhwan web)

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Scandalous Doli Shahin rubs Egypt's Salafists up the wrong way

Scandalous Doli Shahin rubs Egypt's Salafists up the wrong way | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Salafists in Egypt have denounced the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, for sponsoring a festival attended by a skimpily-clad Lebanese singer in the Red Sea tourist city of Ghardaka.

Salafist leader and member of the Constituent Assembly, Sheikh Moahmmed Al-Azahri, snubbed the Muslim Brotherhood funding of the festival and said the Islamists have lost their credibility. 

Activist and founder of the Salafists Youth Union, Ahmed Yousif, accused the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to appease liberals and seculars and not prioritizing religion. 

The turnout of the glamorous Lebanese singer, Doli Shahin, wearing a black mini dress, in the festival has cause a stir on Twitter. 

One tweep said maybe Egyptians should give the Brotherhood another chance, “who knows, maybe they will bring Shakira or Beyonce to Egypt?”

Another tweet said “Brotherhood sponsoring Shahin in Ghardaka? I will stay as supporter of the Brotherhood.”

However, other Twitter users expressed some solemnness when rejecting the Islamist government’s sponsoring of the singer while violence is ongoing in Egypt. 

Another three people have been killed in the political violence sweeping Egypt, medics said on Tuesday, pushing the death toll from five days of clashes to at least 52, AFP reported. 

President Mohamed Mursi on Sunday imposed a month-long state of emergency and night-time curfews on Port Said, Ismailiya and Suez, the three provinces most affected

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Free Egyptians Party member allegedly detained by FJP

The secretary general of the Free Egyptians Party (FEP) in Fayoum was allegedly detained by members of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) on Friday, according to an official statement by FEP.

Ahmed Rabei was allegedly attacked by members of FJP as he was leaving the FEP office on Friday. FJP members dragged him and beat him all the way from the FEP office until they arrived at the FJP office where they detained him for three hours, according to Shehab Wagih, spokesperson for FEP.

Rabei told Daily News Egypt that top security officials in Fayoum released him three hours after he was detained. He added that they could not arrest the FJP members because there were too many. “They could barely release me.”

 

Fady Salah / Daily news Egypt

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FJP: Egypt Will Not Turn Back; Police Must Change Methods and Behavior

FJP: Egypt Will Not Turn Back; Police Must Change Methods and Behavior | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Stressing that Egypt will not turn back to oppressive regime methods, the Freedom and Justice Party affirms that the country’s police force must change the way it treats citizens, especially in custody.

 Dr. Murad Ali, Freedom and Justice Party media adviser, said: "Regardless of the truth of the charges against Gamal Saber, 'Lazem Hazem’ (Must Be Hazem) campaign spokesman, the insults and humiliation dealt to him during his arrest are intolerable, totally unacceptable.

"No authority, police personnel or individuals should ever insult and humiliate any citizen under any pretext. The police must apologize. Police personnel must change their behavior in dealing with suspects or detainees. Egypt has changed, and will not turn back to dark times."


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Freedom and Justice Party: Rule of Law Must Prevail

Stressing that corrupt individuals are behind mindless violence in Egypt, the FJP urges all to maintain law and order.

 Dr. Murad Ali, Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) media adviser, said: Those who benefit from all the death and destruction, the riots and vandalism, are not simple citizens – workers, farmers or office clerks seeking for a decent life. Only corrupt individuals seeking to protect their misconduct and corruption benefit from ongoing thuggery and sabotage.


"Together, we made the great revolution to establish the rule of law, respect for the provisions of the judiciary, to ensure fair retribution. Regardless of acceptance or rejection of Saturday’s verdict, we must respect it. Legal process must be followed to challenge court rulings.


"I call on politicians, media professionals and members of the press to desist from frustrating the people and driving them to despair, using judicial verdicts to ignite the situation and drag the country to chaos and lawlessness. Everyone should reconsider their positions before it’s too late." (Ikhwan web)


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Murad Ali: Opposition Election Boycott Threats Sure Sign of Failure

Murad Ali: Opposition Election Boycott Threats Sure Sign of Failure | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Freedom and Justice Party believes that, if opposition parties have any chance of winning seats in upcoming House of Representatives, they should not shun forthcoming polls.

Dr. Murad Ali, Freedom and Justice Party media adviser, said that opposition threats of withdrawing from the next parliamentary election is the biggest proof of their failure to communicate with the masses.


"There simply is no justification for the opposition to boycott elections held under full judicial supervision, followed and monitored by the whole world, and watched by print and broadcast media that stand on the lookout for any ‘Islamist’ missteps; unless they are really worried about the world finding out the truth of their popularity – or lack thereof – on the ground."


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Hussein Ibrahim: Islamic Bonds Innovative Instrument for Egypt Economy Advancement

Hussein Ibrahim: Islamic Bonds Innovative Instrument for Egypt Economy Advancement | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Egypt legislative is preparing a new law for issuance of Islamic Bonds hailed as an important financial instrument that should attract investment funds to take Egypt well out of its long-standing economic crisis.

Hussein Ibrahim, Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Secretary-General, said "The Islamic Bonds law – being prepared in cooperation with the Nour Party, Watan Party and many other political parties and economic authorities – is the real beginning of serious attempts to attract huge investments that should contribute to the establishment of a genuine renaissance, as a good alternative to loans.


"This law is a concrete step in the right direction. I hope all political parties and stakeholders will join in the efforts to find innovative solutions for the economic situation."


In conclusion, Ibrahim said: "We are all aware of Egypt’s state of affairs. We all aim to help this country rise again, and to provide a decent life for all." (Ikhwan web)

 
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FJP to NSF: Cabinet reshuffle could cause instability

FJP to NSF: Cabinet reshuffle could cause instability | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Freedom and Justice Party President Saad al-Katatny told National Salvation Front leaders Al-Sayed al-Badawy and Mohamed ElBaradei that changing the Cabinet could cause instability domestically and abroad, according to an FJP statement.

FJP has reservations about certain ministers, the statement said, but still believes a Cabinet reshuffle, which some activists and political groups have called for, would have adverse effects, particularly on the economy.

It said a diverse government enjoying Parliaments confidence would be formed after the upcoming parliamentary elections.

At the meeting with the NSF leaders, Katatny stressed the partys commitment to legislative and procedural measures of oversight to guarantee the integrity of the next parliamentary elections.

The statement said all parties agreed to continue dialogue and maintain open channels of communication to attain the best for the nation and the citizens.

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NSF, Salafist Nour and Strong Egypt to find exit for national crisis

NSF, Salafist Nour and Strong Egypt to find exit for national crisis | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Opposition sources have told Ahram Online that preparations are underway for a meeting that should take place this week — within two days according to two sources — to bring together the leadership of Strong Egypt Party, the National Salvation Front (NSF) and the Salafist El-Nour Party.

 

 

The meeting, essentially proposed by the Strong Egypt Party, aims to find a political and economic exit out of the current impasse facing the country. Sources from the three opposition parties/groups say there is a general sense of unease about the assessment of the president and the majority Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, about the depth and breadth of the economic crisis and the many layers of attendant political woes.

"The Brotherhood are convinced that they are faced with no serious opposition and that the anger of the crowds that take to the streets is only a function of conspiracies that we orchestrate against them," said a source at the NSF. She added: "This is very disturbing, because if they cannot see the problem then it is very hard to expect them to resolve it."

A source from El-Nour Party argued that the worst part of the problem is "the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood insist that they can handle the economic problem without resorting to serious economic experts."

For his part, a source at the Strong Egypt Party said "The fact of the matter is that the presidency is convinced that things will work themselves out if the opposition leadership stops what the Brotherhood qualifies as 'instigation.' This is not true; there is a serious problem and it needs to be addressed." (Ahram Onine)

 

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FJP aims for outright majority in new Parliament

FJP aims for outright majority in new Parliament | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Muslim Brotherhood's political party aims to win an outright majority in the forthcoming parliamentary elections without making alliances with other more hardline Islamist groups, its leader said on Thursday.

Saad al-Katatny, 61, became the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) leader in October, replacing Mohamed Morsy who had become the first elected president of Egypt since the overthrow of veteran authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

"The Freedom and Justice Party will aim to get a majority [in Parliament]. We expect more popular support and an increase in our number of seats beyond what we held in the previous Parliament," Katatny told a news conference. (Egypt independent)

 

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Beltagy: Opposition Rejects Rules of Democracy

Urging more diverse patriotic participation in local and national government, Muslim Brotherhood leader Beltagy hopes all parties would help push the wheel of production and progress throughout the homeland.

Dr. Mohamed Beltagy, Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Secretary in Cairo, affirmed that there was, at a certain point in the past, an attempt by the military council (SCAF) to share ruling power with Egypt’s new president, pointing that this is what the so-called National Salvation Front (NSF) seeks by demanding the appointment of a new Prime Minister from the opposition with powers set in the Constitution as equivalent to those of the President.


Beltagy urged widening of the circle of national partnership in both the Cabinet and local councils as well as all other positions of power in Egypt, in the hope that this extended partnership helps push Egypt forward.


"I welcome application of all international standards of supervision and control to ensure the integrity of parliamentary elections, with safeguards in place to guarantee the success of so doing.


"The political arena is now divided between two parties – the first accepts democracy and the people as the ultimate arbitrator, through the ballot box, while the other rejects the elected president, parliament, constitution and all the rules of the democratic electoral process."


Dr. Beltagy stressed that many of those who have signed Al-Azhar document to renounce violence called their supporters that same evening to descend onto Itehadia Presidential Palace to ‘topple the President’. Beltagy further demanded that there should be a national conscience front comprising figures from across the political spectrum to correct the path of the national movement.


"It was agreed a committee would set controls for national dialogue, then the NSF withdrew."


Dr. Beltagy added: "Certainly, there is no problem in amending articles of the election law.


"Opposition parties have a real opportunity to achieve their demands, if they win a majority in the next House of Representatives."

(Ikhwan web)

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Ghaniya: Freedom and Justice Party Condemns Ongoing Tahrir Violent Crimes Against Women

Freedom and Justice Party leader Huda Ghaniya denounces sexual harassment, rape of women in Tahrir Square and violent attacks on State institutions; and demands those involved be tried.

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Dr. Huda Ghaniya, former member of Egyptian parliament, condemned sexual harassment of girls and women in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square.


In a statement to Ikhwanweb, she said: "We denounce increasing sexual harassment crimes taking place against women in Tahrir Square. We affirm that Egyptian women will continue to have a leading role in the political and social arena.
"Women's voice will remain influential. Women will continue endeavors to consolidate the pillars of democracy, just as they stood in the face of injustice and tyranny in the past era."
Dr. Ghaniya went on, saying: "These are no revolutionaries, who commit such violent, heinous crimes against women in Egypt. Genuine Tahrir protesters must condemn this violence against women and flush out the culprits.
"It has become necessary to confront violence affecting women as well as State institutions through law enforcement, dialogue and understanding the mechanisms and principles of democracy that we all invoke, respect and obey. Those involved in such criminal acts must be held accountable." (Ikhwan web)
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Murad Ali: National Salvation Front Responsible for Providing Political Cover for Violence

Murad Ali: National Salvation Front Responsible for Providing Political Cover for Violence | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

FJP spokesman Ali is baffled at the National Salvation Front, which signed Al-Azhar dialogue with all Egypt’s political parties, pledging not to use violence, and then threatened continued violence just about 24 hours later.

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Dr. Murad Ali, Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) spokesman, described Itehadia Presidential Palace events on Friday evening as very unfortunate, especially after the signing of Al-Azhar document renouncing violence only 24 hours earlier, calling on opposition political forces to calm their supporters.


In a press statement, on Friday evening, Ali questioned the ability of the NSF to manage the country, if it is given the chance, criticizing it for providing political cover for ongoing violence.
He denounced statements tweeted by Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the Constitution Party, on his personal Twitter account, about the continuing violence throughout Egypt, stressing that the people's confidence in political forces has been shaken, adding: "Those who cannot direct their own followers, how can they rule an entire country?" (Ikhwan web)
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Katatni Submits Initiative to Amend Parliamentary Elections Law

Katatni Submits Initiative to Amend Parliamentary Elections Law | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Freedom and Justice Party chief Katatni proposes in a national dialogue session at the Presidential Palace Monday ideas for elections law amendments aimed at defusing current crisis with opposition.

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Dr. Mohamed Saad Katatni, Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Chairman, submitted an initiative to amend the elections law, during a national dialogue session called by President Mohamed Morsi, who invited all national forces and political parties to attend on Monday.

In a post in his Facebook page Tuesday, Dr. Katatni said: "In the latest national dialogue session, and on behalf of the FJP, I proposed amendments in the elections law to calm current tensions.

"I hope all parties would rethink their positions and join us in confronting attempts to spread chaos and violence. At this critical moment, we must all rise above our intellectual and ideological differences and put the security and stability of this homeland above all else. Our hands are still extended to all for dialogue and cooperation." (Ikhwan web)

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