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Muslim Brotherhood candidate says he is running to cement the group's rise in Egypt

04-10-2012 08:01 BJT

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Egypt presidential candidate Khayrat al-Shater has stepped down as a deputy in the Muslim Brotherhood group, as he focuses on his presidential candidacy. On Monday he held his first press conference since launching his campaign.

He briefly explained the main points of the group’s reform plans for Egypt, and said that as a candidate, he believes the President of Egypt should not act on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood, but represent the whole Egyptian population.

Presidential candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood and the Freedom and Justice Party
(FJP), Khairat al-Shater gestures during an interview with Reuters at his office in
Cairo April 8, 2012.

Al Sharter also denounced General Omar Suleiman’s presidential bid, citing his close relationship with the toppled former President Hosni Mubarak and expressing concern that state media is lending support to Suleiman and spreading misinformation about his own candidacy.

Khayrat al-Shater said, "We strongly reject any attempt to restore the previous government in the same form and to be represented by General Omar Suleiman. And we think that this is an insult to the revolution, and shows a lack of awareness of the type of change that has taken place in the lives of the Egyptian people and its impact. But in terms of how to deal with this issue and having just one ’Islamist’ candidate - the issue is not about whether the candidates are Islamists or not. The issue is about an attempt to steal the revolution. And if any attempt is made to steal the revolution or to carry out fraud, then naturally ourselves and others will go out on the streets."

Supporters of presidential candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood and the Freedom and
Justice Party (FJP), Khairat al-Shater, hold a banner of him as he presents
recommendation documents to the Higher Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC)
headquarters in Cairo April 5, 2012.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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