Free Egyptians say no to coalition govt based on party influence

The Free Egyptians Party has rejected the notion of a coalition cabinet whose formation would reflect the number of seats in Parliament held by different political parties.

“There is an urgent need for a national government with real expertise that would be able to save the economy from collapse, face the fundamental problems of the citizens and repair the infrastructure with a realistic vision, without resorting to hasty and partial solutions,” the party said in a statement on Thursday.

The statement cautioned against a repetition of the crisis of the Constituent Assembly, which was based on majority and not national consensus.

According to press reports, President Mohamed Morsy has begun negotiations with political parties to form a new cabinet to replace that of Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri. Morsy had promised before his election that his government would include the whole political spectrum.

The Free Egyptians Party also called on Morsy to handle all major issues with complete transparency, especially the decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court to dissolve Parliament and the restructuring of the police force.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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