• August 1, 2010

MB resumes talks with political opposition in Ramadan

MB resumes talks with political opposition in Ramadan

Dr. Mohamed Beltagy Assistant Secretary-General for the Muslim Brotherhood parliamentary bloc asserted that the leaders NAC leaders have almost completed the final stages of drafting a law on political rights, which will be sent to President Mubarak for approval


In a statement to “Ikhwanweb” Beltagy outlined that the groups’ chairman Dr. Mohamed Badie  will call together leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood to continue discussions with other  political opposition leaders in the first week of Ramadan. Regarding the group’s online petition Beltagy ascertained that the participation of an opposition as popular as the MB which boasts a large number of supporters only proves that their significant influence in the street has been behind the petitions’ success


He predicted that the number of signatures is still expected to rise after reaching over 307,000 on the MB website and 87,000 on the NAC website after only three weeks. Beltagy described the petition as a defining moment as citizens are beginning to become aware of their constitutional rights and are beginning to become accustomed to calling for their constitutional rights:

The seven demands for reform include

1Ending the state of emergency
2. The empowerment of the Egyptian judiciary to supervise the full electoral process

3. Monitoring of the elections by local and international civil society organizations

4. Providing equal opportunities in the media for all candidates, especially in the presidential election

5. Enabling Egyptians abroad to exercise their right to vote in embassies and consulates in Egypt

6. Ensuring the right to stand in presidential elections without arbitrary restrictions in line with Egypt ‘s obligations under the International Convention for Civil and Political Rights, and limiting the right to run for the presidency to two terms

7. Elections by individual identification social numbers

 In order to attain the listed procedures and safeguards amendments to articles 76, 77 and 88 of the Constitution must take place as soon as possible