3 June 2012

Egypt: Mohamed Mursi's Views On Important Issues

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Military rule and the transition period

Mursi insisted that no one is above the law but did not clarify his vision for the army's status. He added that the parliament will monitor the army's budget but secrecy will be required in certain areas. Mursi also said that he will consult the military council before choosing a Defence Minister in a new government.

Reuters - April 21, 2012

Religious or civil state

Mursi argued that Article 2 of the constitution which declares Sharia as the main source of legislation sets the "the general framework and basics" that no constitution shall cross.

Aswat Masriya - April 22, 2012

Camp David Accord

"We will commit to all international agreements, including the Camp David Accord."

Wafd - April 21, 2012

Intellectual background

"We are all keen on a modern, stable state - a national, law-ruled, democratic state where the people rule."

Campaign rally - April 21, 2012


The candidate's detailed platform included mention of Islamic reference and developing citizens' capabilities and education - there was no direct reference to culture.

Ikhwan Online

Women rights

We attempt to support and empower the women of Egypt. We believe in the participation of women in all walks of life stemming from the fact that women are equal to men in status. We plan to eliminate obstacles that prevent women from participating in the public sphere. We will protect women from all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

Presidential platform - Ikhwan Online

Political system and presidential authorities

"The party (Freedom and Justice) believes that transforming into a full parliamentary system will not be suitable in light of the current circumstances - we prefer a mixed presidential-parliamentary system. There is a need to amend the fifth chapter in the constitution that tackles presidential authorities."

Aswat Masriya - December 25, 2011

Education and scientific research

"I plan to adopt an education system with an Islamic reference that will emphasize the sense of belonging to the country."

CBC - May 10, 2012

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