Opposition coalition requests amendments to Egypt Constitution

A coalition of four major opposition parties will issue a statement today requesting constitutional amendments limiting the presidency to two terms, facilitating independent candidacies, abolishing the Emergency Law, ensuring freedom of the press, and revising NGO laws, sources tell Al-Masry Al-Youm.

The coalition includes the Nasserist Party, the liberal Wafd and Democratic Front parties, and the leftist Tagammu Party.

The statement will reiterate that Egypt is a liberal country that gives women and Copts full rights, and fights all forms of corruption.

The coalition will call on citizens and civil society organizations to pressure the regime to accept its requests for constitutional amendments.

The sources said the statement will not address the parties’ position vis-a-vis Mohamed ElBaradei, the former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency who has said he would run for president of Egypt if elections are free and fair.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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