Egypt's New Election Laws Do Not Provide Real Opportunities for Christians, NAC Says

Sherif el-Omda, general coordinator of the National Association for Change (NAC) and the Kefaya Movement in Minya, Upper Egypt, has said that the new law of parliament will provide a greater opportunity for political Islam to dominate a majority of seats in parliament, and does not provide a real opportunity for Copts and independent members.

Omda told MCN that the ruling Islamic current has begun from the ending point of Mubarak era in terms of the policy of imposing a fait accompli.

Omda pointed out the Islamic current's desire is to "Ikhwanizie", to fully impose the Muslim Brotherhood ideals, the Egyptian state after the Egyptian people have been suffering for more than 60 years.

"Mubarak lost credibility after 30 years, but Morsi lost credibility after only 200 days, which greatly affected the economy and domestic and foreign policy of Egypt, and prompted some to call for rallying on 25 January," Omda said. "[This is] because the demands of the revolution - bread, freedom and social justice - have not been achieved and killers of rebels have not been punished, especially after the farcical trials that acquitted all the accused."

Omda called on President Morsi to be clear and honest in his promises, noting that the situation has worsened under his reign. He also called on the National Salvation Front and the opposition forces to unite and work effectively in the street.

"The sit-in will be the first option for protesters if their demands are not met and until President Morsi offers a convincing road map to be implemented as soon as possible."

Omda called for the trial of the former junta members for involvement in the bloodshed of Egyptians in the events of Mohamed Mahmoud Street, Maspero and the Council of Ministers Street.

He affirmed that the rebels who went into the street on 25 January 2011, and who were ready to offer their lives to overthrow the corrupt Mubarak regime, are ready to offer themselves as martyrs to complete the goals of the revolution and to confront attempts by the Muslim Brotherhood to hijack the state.

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