At the latest session of The New Arab Debates held in Al-Azhar Conference Centre on Tuesday, Egypt’s political opposition were shelled with accusations of lacking vision and plans for the country’s economic and political crisis.
Non-resident Fellow in Foreign Policy at The Brookings Institution Hisham Hellyar argued for the motion: “This House believes Egypt’s opposition has wasted its chances and let down the people.”
Hossam Fares from the Al-Dostour Party and a member of the National Salvation Front (NSF) argued that the opposition has accomplished in four months more than the Muslim Brotherhood did in 80 years.
Hellyar said Egypt’s NSF had not provided leadership or a plan to help the Egyptians move forward. “The opposition did not direct or mobilise the people. They just follow.”
Salma Hegab | Daily news Egypt