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The Egyptian Current Party announced its support of the decrees issued by President Mohamed Morsy to cancel the Constitutional Declaration supplement and to send Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and his deputy, Lieutenant General Sami Anan, to retirement.
Revolutionary youth from different backgrounds and affiliations formed the party after the 25 January revolution. It includes liberal and leftist members, as well as former Muslim Brotherhood members who were dismissed after the joining the party. The Brotherhood does not allow its members to join political parties other than its Freedom and Justice Party.
“We consider Morsy’s decisions to send Tantawi and Anan to retirement an end to the political role of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, a recovery of civil power, and a restoration of the powers of the legitimate authority elected by the people, which is one of the main demands of the glorious January revolution,” the party said in a statement Monday.
It stressed the need to continue achieving the revolution’s goals and the rule of law, and said the post-revolution regime should be characterized by justice, transparency and real national partnership.
“Egypt has passed through a difficult time in which the SCAF seized all powers. It manipulated the destiny of people and mismanaged the country during the interim period,” the statement read.
The party demanded that those who “had their hands contaminated with the blood or the money of the people of Egypt” while managing the country during the interim period should be taken to court out of loyalty to those killed during the revolution.
But it expressed concern that all powers, including legislative and constitution-related powers, are now in the hands of President Mohamed Morsy.
It called for an urgent national dialogue on finding a suitable replacement to ensure the distribution of powers, as a means of preventing a concentration of power.
It also demanded swift action to release the political prisoners detained in connection to the revolution.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm