Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections: FJP Press Release No. (1)
Polling stations in 9 governorates opened their doors for the first parliamentary elections after the January 25 Revolution. We regard these elections as a blessed portal through which Egypt shall cross safely to democracy and the transfer of power to the Egyptian people. This requires the Egyptian public, with all its constituents, sectors and political currents to partake in this new experience, watched closely by the whole world.
The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) confirms its complete confidence in the Egyptian judiciary, who oversees the entire electoral process. This harbinger of democracy was but a dream now realised with the blood of the martyrs and victims to whom we pay tribute today, and for whom we pray sincerely.
The FJP calls upon the Egyptian people to defend their right to peaceful transition of power by participating in the elections positively and effectively, to protect ballot boxes and to stand by the armed forces that undertook the task of protecting these elections.
We believe that in this experience, whoever the winner, the main losers are the remnants of the former regime and its men, who tried, over the past months, to kill this revolution.
May God protect our beloved Egypt from all evil and save it from all harm
Dr. Mohamed Saad Katatni
Secretary-General of the Freedom and Justice Party