Hussein Ibrahim, head of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Parliamentary Commission at the People's Assembly, said that the FJP has irreversibly rejected the government's program as presented in Parliament, confirming that the majority party will not back down on that issue.
In a press conference on Thursday afternoon, in Cairo, Ibrahim said: "In any democratic system, when the government is confronted with a situation like this, where the party with relative majority in parliament rejects it firmly, it promptly resigns, without going through the procedure for withdrawal of confidence".
Ibrahim stressed that interim government ministers do not have the basic capacity to deal with various crises currently experienced by the country, and that, hence, their government must leave.
Further, he explained that the process to withdraw confidence from the government is to start today (Thursday, 29 March) with a discussion of the Government's recent statement. He also pointed that all of the People’s Assembly commissions have already rejected the government’s statement.
The head of the FJP parliamentary commission added, "We demand the formation of a coalition government immediately. We do have programs and plans ready to energize and rejuvenate this homeland. We will not accept forming a “secretariat” government; and we will not revive the Ganzouri's dead Government".