The Justice Party on Thursday called for the postponement of the parliamentary elections slated for September due to the unstable security situation in the country, particularly in light of the clashes in Tahrir Square on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The party, however, stressed its respect for the result of the referendum in which the majority chose to hold the elections before writing the constitution.
“Elections should be postponed until the various political forces reach consensus over the form of the state,” said party spokesman Mostafa al-Naggar. “Also, so as to give ample time for the newly formed parties to prepare for the elections.”
Meanwhile, party coordinating committee member Ahmed Shokri said elections for the party’s presidency and secretariat would be held in April, with a temporary supreme committee of 50 members managing the party during that period.
Translated from the Arabic Edition