FJP: Egyptians will stand against SCAF

News article, posted 06.19.2012, from Egypt, in:
FJP: Egyptians will stand against SCAF (Photo: Al-Masry Al-Youm)

The Egyptian people will fight for democracy against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ recent attempts to stage a coup for power, said the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) on Monday.

The FJP’s warnings came after the recent dissolution of the Islamist-dominated Parliament and the issuance of a complementary constitutional declaration that diminishes the powers of the next president. According to preliminary results, the FJP's candidate Mohamed Morsy will most likely be the incoming president.

 "The Egyptian people will not stop making sacrifices, and will continue the revolution in order to ensure their sovereignty and prevent the domination of the SCAF and their coup against democracy," said a statement released by the FJP.

"The issuance of a complementary constitutional declaration is completely unacceptable because this is no longer within [SCAF's] powers, and the SCAF shall adhere to their promises to the people and hand over the executive authority to the elected president,” the FJP continued.

The party pledged to participate in "all popular events against the constitutional coup and the dissolution of Parliament, starting Tuesday," in reference to  expected protests.

Later, the Muslim Brotherhood also announced participation in Tuesday protests.

Muslim Brotherhood sources said that FJP MPs intend to enter the parliament building on Tuesday to hold a parliamentary session. If prevented from doing so, the session will be held in Tahrir Square.

Sources who spoke on condition of anonymity added that if the session is held in Tahrir Square, it will be attended by Mohamed Morsy until his victory is officially announced, and he is sworn in before the square.

"The SCAF is the third party who leads the counter-revolution," MP Saber Abouel Fotouh from the Freedom of Justice Party told Al-Masry Al-Youm. He added, "That is what the course of events suggests, such as the justice minister granting the military the right to arrest citizens, the dissolution of Parliament, [the verdict of] the unconstitutionality of the Political Isolation Law, and finally the complementary constitutional declaration which strips the authorities of the incoming president.”

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