Egypt parties vow to protect freedoms in constitution.
"There was complete consensus between all national powers on (the fact) that all Egyptians are equal in rights and duties ... no one can dominate anything in Egypt," Mohamed Abul Ghar, head of the liberal Egyptian Social Democratic Party, said. The head of Islamist al-Nour party, Emad Abdel Ghaffour, said the document provided only a general agreement. His party is trailing the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt's parliamentary poll. Islamists, who will dominate the new parliament, are expected to seek to strengthen the role of legislative body in the constitution and rein in the president's powers. The document committed to stick to the army timeline for a presidential vote in June.
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|Publication:||The Weekly Middle East Reporter (Beirut, Lebanon)|
|Date:||Jan 13, 2012|
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