- Middle East/North Africa
Shura Council majority leader Essam al-Erian agreed with the presidential office Sunday to leave the president’s advisory board.
He will now head the Freedom and Justice Party’s parliamentary bloc in the upper house of Parliament, and this position would constitute a conflict of interest, according to the new Constitution, he said.
“I cannot have a job with legislative branch and another with the executive branch,” he wrote on Facebook, wishing President Mohamed Morsy success.
Erian joined the presidential advisory team shortly after Morsy’s election.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm