- MB NewsParliament News
- May 22, 2010
- 2 minutes read
Elfeqi’s call for rigging elections is an unforgivable crime
MP Sobhy Saleh, Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Brotherhood Bloc, denounced the statement made by Dr. Mustafa Elfiqi, head of the parliament’s International Relations Committee, on the need to rig the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
Elfeqi had claimed that “while an intellectual may be suitable to take responsibility and serve the country, he may lack the charisma to win a large number of votes, and therefore rigging the voting process to ensure his victory could become a necessity in this situation!
Dr. Elfiqi also added during the student festival organized by Alazhar University that it was important for the government to keep the current policy of appointing a small number of candidates to parliament without elections “to provide those who are talented but not popular with the opportunity to serve in parliament!”
Saleh criticised the intention saying that this call comes from a corrupted way of thinking, adding that it was an unforgivable crime. He pointed out that appointing candidates in fact was already implemented in the Shura and Parliament and there was no need to encourage rigging.