Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Tue109 2018

Last update19:14 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: News > FJP News
Beltagy: FJP Regrets Low Number of Coptic Candidates in Parliamentary Elections
Beltagy: FJP Regrets Low Number of Coptic Candidates in Parliamentary Elections
Dr. Mohamed Beltagy, member of the Freedom and Justice Party’s (FJP) Executive Office, expressed his regret at the low participation of Copts in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Monday, October 31,2011 00:33
by Hussein Mahmoud IkhwanWeb
Dr. Mohamed Beltagy, member of the Freedom and Justice Party’s (FJP) Executive Office, expressed his regret at the low participation of Copts in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Beltagy stated that the FJP worked hard to include a large number of Coptic Christian candidates on the Democratic Alliance electoral list, however the numbers of Copts were not as high as they had wished due to Copt's unwillingness to run for elections.
 
Beltagy added that the Democratic Alliance (DA) was the only coalition which succeeded in coordinating with all national and political forces representative of all factions. He said that the DA consists of Islamist parties including the FJP, the Nahda and Eslah Parties, Liberal parties including Ghad, Althowra, and Elgeel, and Nationalist parties including Karama, in addition parties formed newly after the revolution.

Beltagy told Ikhwanweb that other coalitions were solely lslamist, leftist or liberal. “There is no problem if national forces compete for seats on the electoral list as it is based on percentages and a large number of parties may acquire seats. The real problem is with the individual seats where remnants from the former regime may sneak their way into parliament”, he stated.

Therefore, Beltagy called on all factions to coordinate with each other for individual seats in parliament in order to guarantee the highest number of seats for the national and pro-revolution factions and to outnumber remnants from the former regime from acquiring seats.
tags: Beltagy / Freedom and Justice Party / FJP / Copts / Parliamentary Elections / Democratic Alliance / Elections / Liberal / Revolution / Ikhwanweb / Former Regime / Parliament
Posted in FJP News  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
FJP Calls for Strong Economtic Ties Between Egypt and Libya After Qaddafi
FJP Mourns Death of Egyptian Writer Anis Mansour
FJP Calls for Supporting Egypt's Economy
FJP: Gov't Must Resolve Dilemma of Unlicensed Churches and Protect Right to Worship
FJP: Presidential Elections Before Constitution Not Against Will of the People
FJP Meets with Greek Diplomatic Envoy, Calls for Strong Economic Ties
Free Elections, Not Repression, Most Viable Way to handle Egypt's Crisis, Says FJP
FJP: Egyptians Will Not Vote For Former NDP Candidates in Next Elections
FJP Reiterates Call to Enforce Isolation Law on Former Regime's Candidates
FJP Criticises Call For Presidential Candidates to Hold Debate in Washington
FJP Offers Condolences to Maspero Victims at Suez Church
FJP Will Not Impose Its Slogan on Other Parties Within Democractic Alliance
Beltagy: FJP Supports Democratic Alliance Despite Defections
FJP: Despite Differences With Maikel Nabil, We Oppose Military Trials For Civilians
FJP Regrets Loss of Lives in Maspiro Clashes, Calls for Restraint and Unity
Katatni: FJP Opts Out of "Return to Barracks" Friday Protest
750 Patients Treated in Free Mobile Hospital Organized by FJP
FJP Chairman: Code of Honour No Supra-Constitutional
FJP Chairman: Statement of Honour No Supra-Constitutional
FJP Praises Palestinian Prisoners Deal