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Thirty million people will take to the streets if the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces does not hand over power to an elected civilian president by 30 June, said Freedom and Justice Party presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy on Tuesday.
During his meeting with a group of businessmen in Tanta, Gharbiya Governorate, as part of his campaign tour, Morsy said the people “will not allow anyone to marginalize their role, as millions of people in the squares are ready to take to the streets.”
Morsy said he wants the revolution to continue while he is president, explaining that “no president can stand in front of the Egyptian revolution.”
He added that under his rule, the Egyptian army would make its own weapons “so as to prevent anyone from frightening us or affecting our will.” He went on to say that if people chose the parliamentary system he would abide by their will but that he believes a mixed system would be best during the coming four years.
Morsy began his election campaign in Tanta City on Tuesday during which he visited Mahalla al-Kubra to coincide with Labor Day celebrations. FJP and Muslim Brotherhood members formed a human chain carrying banners that read “Mohamed Morsy, president of Egypt,” and “Egyptian renaissance with Islamic background.”
Morsy supporters organized a massive rally to the Engineers Syndicate Club. The supporters wore t-shirts bearing Morsy’s picture and rode in cars and on motorcycles.
Upon arriving to the club's headquarters, Morsy met with Brotherhood Guidance Bureau member Mostafa Ghoneimy, head of the People’s Assembly’s religious committee Sayed Askar and Ahmed al-Ageezy, secretary of FJP in Gharbiya.
Askar said that “the Brotherhood fought tyranny” and that Morsy “was sent to prison more than once.”
He went on to say that Morsy will “continue in his struggle while he is president of Egypt” and that his candidacy “was a type of holy war.”
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm