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News Analysis: Tackling Brotherhood "anger" tops Egyptian interim president's priorities

English.news.cn   2013-07-06 05:34:50            


File photo taken on Dec. 19, 2011 shows the interior view of the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group in Cairo, Egypt. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) 

by Shaimaa Behery

CAIRO, July 5 (Xinhua) -- As Egypt's caretaker President Adli Mansour assumed office, observers see that his top priority should be tackling the "anger" of the Muslim Brotherhood members as well as their supporters to ensure the implementation of the one-year roadmap imposed by the army.

Observers say Judge Mansour, who was sworn as Egyptian president on Thursday after the ouster of Mohamed Morsi, need to swiftly achieve real national reconciliation in order that the country can function normally during the transitional period until the new elections are held.


"The priorities of the interim president should be seeking national reconciliations among different political factions, including Islamists and Liberals, as this is the most important step to achieve stability," political expert with Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies Mohamed Edris told Xinhua.

To make this happen, "he should first pay his attention to assuring the Islamist groups and parties, specially the Muslim Brotherhood, that they won't be marginalized and that they will fairly partake in building the state," added Edris, advising the President to make use of the Salafist Nour Party to reconcile with the Brotherhood.

According to Edris, the second priority should be forming a cabinet of "efficient" ministers and then appointing new governors.

"If his choice for ministers and governors is based on ' efficiency,' the Egyptians will ... feel secure about their future, " added Edris.

"After these steps, the atmosphere will be suitable for forming a committee to modify the constitution," he said. "In choosing members of the committee, standards that satisfy all political factions should be considered."


Meanwhile, Fakhry al-Tahtawi, a political science professor with Cairo University, saw that the "constitutional" and "law" fronts will top the interim president's priorities because he is a judge or a "law man."

"The caretaker president will start by forming a committee of constitutional experts to modify the charter and he will issue a number of constitutional declarations to facilitate managing the state's affairs during the transitional period," Tahtawi told Xinhua.

He noted that modifying the constitution would be the "gate" for the parliamentary and presidential elections, because it will organize and govern the electoral process.

"Forming the presidential team will also ... help him manage the state's affairs, and I believe it will be a small team but with a deep vision," he added.

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