- Middle East/North Africa
Amr Moussa, former Arab League chief, said Sunday that the National Salvation Front — the largest opposition coalition — respects the legitimacy of President Mohamed Morsy and does not seek to overthrow him.
But Moussa added that Popular Current movement founder Hamdeen Sabbahi is calling for earlier presidential elections.
“We do not talk about Morsy’s legitimacy, but rather about his credibility in dealing with the problems of the ordinary Egyptian citizen,” Moussa said. “We are against his policies, and just as he is legitimate, the opposition is too,” he said.
Sabbahi, meanwhile, denied that he called for early elections.
NSF spokesperson Ahmed al-Borai said the front is only against a single political faction monopolizing power.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm