29 January 2013

Egypt: All Political Trends Are Represented in National Dialogue - Mursi's Advisor

The advisor of President Mohamed Mursi's for political affairs, Pakinam Sharqawi, said on Tuesday that the political forces that participated in the national dialogue represent the main political trends of all Egyptians.

Sharqawi confirmed that the presidency will persist to invite all the national forces for dialogue.

"Personally, I will not lose hope," she said in a press conference regarding Monday's session of the national dialogue.

The National Salvation Front, Egypt's main opposition group had rejected Mursi's call for dialogue saying that he did not respond to their demands which included the formation of a national salvation government to implement the demands of the revolution.

Sharqawi discouraged an initiative put forward by the Director of the Ghad al-Thawra Party Ayman Nour to immediately form a national salvation government instead of Hisham Kandil's current government.

She said that kandil's government is a "Caretaker government until the elections."

Sharqawi added that the rest of the dialogue did not welcome the idea either since the parliamentary elections are scheduled to begin in less than a month.

She urged the political forces to prepare for the elections so that they have a strong presence in the next parliament, consequently become able to participate in the formation of the next government.

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