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The Salafi-oriented Nour Party will not form an alliance with secular forces opposed to application of Islamic Sharia law, said Nour Party spokesman Nader Bakar on Sunday.
Speaking to a program called “90 Minutes” on Mehwar Satellite Channel, Bakar said that Nour is dedicated to applying Sharia law.
The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood has secured close to half of Egypt’s parliament in elections that started in November and are now drawing to a close.
The hard-line Islamist Nour Party has come in second, putting Islamists of different stripes in control of more than two-thirds of parliament.
Bakar accused some “liberal voices” of working to exacerbate differences among political forces. He said that a national consensus is the party’s top priority.
Bakar said that his party invited all parties to participate in the “National Responsibility Initiative,” which aims to create a national consensus with liberals in order to achieve the revolution’s demands.
As for his reaction over Mohamed ElBaradie’s decision to pull out of the presidential race, Bakar said that underlying ElBaradie’s decision was the fact that the Egyptian street showed support for the Islamists during parliamentary elections.