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Egyptians await election results

06-21-2012 05:13 BJT

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As news of Mubarak's deteriorating health came out, tens of thousands of Egyptian protesters were rallying in Tahrir Square against the country’s military rulers. Comprising mostly of Muslim Brotherhood supporters, protesters were demanding the ruling generals hand over power.

After winning a majority of seats in the Egyptian parliament and possibly even the presidency, members of the Islamist group, Muslim Brotherhood are back in Tahrir Square protesting.

The Brotherhood won a majority of seats in the June 16 and 17 elections, but Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, of S-C-A-F, assumed power again after Egypt’s top constitutional court dissolved both houses of Egypt’s newly-elected parliament.

Mamdouh Ismail, parliament member of FJP-Islamic Stream, said, "The Military ruler has no right to dissolve the parliament especially that it is not an elected body. Few people can’t ignore 30 million Egyptians who elected us. It is the people that must take this decision."

Abdek Nibuen Al Sawy, parliament member of Independent Liberal, said, "I am not a law expert to determine whether the parliament’s dissolution in legal or not, but I must respect the will of the people and here they are."

And while the Supreme Council assured Egyptians that the President’s authority will remain intact, the council appointed an Army officer to manage the President-elect’s office. The council also assumed the President’s right to declare war, in addition to giving itself legislative powers.

Demonstrators whose "grassroots" protests helped bring down the Mubarak government are back in Tahrir Square to defy a move many analysts here consider just one step removed from a full blown coup d’etat.

One protester said, "We stood against the former regime once because it dominated the rule and the SCAF thinks that it could do the same. We have elected bodies that now speak on behalf of us, SCAF must leave."

Reporter: “Each of two presidential candidates still claims that to have won the race. The elections committee is currently investigating alleged voting violations.”

 

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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