- Middle East/North Africa
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party said it will launch new political front called “The Conscious Front to Protect the Revolution."
The front, which will include Constituent Assembly members and other prominent political figures, was formed by the Brotherhood in order to counter the National Salvation Front, a coalition of opposition parties.
In a statement, the FJP said that some of the main participants in the new front included former presidential candidate Mohamed Selim al-Awa, Brotherhood figures Mohamed al-Beltagy and Helmy al-Gazzar, Cairo University political science professor Moataz Bellah Abdel Fattah, presidential adviser Seif Abdel Fattah, lawyer Essam Sultan, former Minister of State for Legal Affairs and Parliamentary Councils Mohamed Mahsoub, publisher Ibrahim al-Moallem, legal experts Tharwat Badawy and Ahmed Kamal Abul Maged, Ambassador Ibrahim Yossry and former Judges Club head Zakareyya Abdel Aziz, The Judges for Egypt movement Spokesperson Walid Sharaby.
Gazzar told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the front targets “being [a] national conscience that defends the continuity of the revolution as well as Egyptians’ rights to freedom, dignity and justice.” He added that the front includes figures that represent various political trends, and that it will not be a political party.
The also said that its slogan will be against "violence and bloodshed," and that it will stand for the rights of all political forces.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm