Islamist initiative legally unacceptable: Shobaki
Amr el-Shobaky - YOUM7
By AHMED ARAFA

CAIRO: The initiative introduced by some Islamist leaders, which included a demand that Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi not run for president, is not legally acceptable, said strategic expert Amr al-Shobaky to Youm7 Friday.

Media outlets circulated information from Muslim Brotherhood sources that former speaker of the People’s Assembly Saad Katatni and head of Wasat Party Aboul Ela Madi, both of whom are in prison, introduced some proposals to break the “deadlock.”

The proposals suggested that the Brotherhood abandon its demand to reinstate former President Mohamed Morsi, that Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi not run for president, that a new attorney general be appointed, that the group not name a presidential candidate, and that the cases of the group’s leaders be re-investigated.

The law allows anyone to run for president, including Morsi, Shobaki said, adding that no citizen should be prevented from a presidential bid.

Shobaki said that while it is “impossible” to dismiss the attorney general, an impartial judicial committee could be formed to investigate the events in the wake of June 30.

Originally published in Youm7.

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