Brotherhood party leader: Parliamentary majority not in the interest of Islamic parties

Brotherhood party leader: Parliamentary majority not in the interest of Islamic parties

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Thu, 14/07/2011 - 17:31

Mohamed Morsy, president of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, has ruled out the possibility of the Islamic parties winning the majority of seats in parliament.

“It is not in their interest,” he said.

“A coalition of several parties may have that chance,” he noted, pointing out that the committee in charge of writing the constitution should represent all social strata.

Speaking on a talk show on Friday, Morsy also ruled out the postponement of the parliamentary elections.

“The military council did not say there would be any supra-constitutional principles,” he said. “And the Democratic Alliance [a collection of political parties] agreed to certain general rules for the constitutional committee to be selected by parliament to take into account.”

Morsy denied that the Muslim Brothers have differences with Coptic activist and business tycoon Naguib Sawiris. “We have a good relationship with our Coptic brothers,” he insisted.

He also said that he is not worried about Mohamed Habib, former Brotherhood deputy guide, leaving the group and joining the Nahda Party.

Translated from the Arabic Edition