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Former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi asked President Mohamed Morsy to combat “Brotherhood domination” the same way he took out the “domination of the military.”
Sabbahi said he respected Morsy’s move to dismiss the leaders of the armed forces but stressed that more needs to be done.
The Muslim Brotherhood was a partner in the national struggle before and during the revolution, but when it rose to power following Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, the group wanted to dominate all authorities from the Parliament to the presidency, Sabbahi said during a conference organized by the Nasserist Karama Party, which he heads.
President Morsy would lose popular support if he follows the path of domination, Sabbahi added.
“We now have a president with full powers,” he said. “We ask Morsy to release political prisoners and revolutionary youth, dissolve the constituent assembly and ensure that the next constitution-writing body is not dominated by one ideology or movement, and to not keep legislative authority for himself.”
Sabbahi said that the popular front project aims to be “with the Egyptian national trend and the goals of the revolution.”
“Our battle today is to build an organization that confirms Egypt’s commitment to the poor and their causes,” he said. Sabbahi called on civilian and revolutionary powers to face the Brotherhood’s and the military’s attempts at domination.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm