Egypt’s powerful Islamic opposition group “Muslim Brotherhood” is demanding President Hosni Mubark suspend the newly elected parliament and hold new elections.
The demand appears to be an attempt to build on the fervor in the region triggered by the uprising in Tunisia that ousted that nation’s authoritarian president.
The Muslim Brotherhood also called in its statement Wednesday for an end to Egypt’s 30-year-old emergency law that bans political rallies. It also demanded sweeping constitutional amendments to allow free and fair presidential elections.
Egypt’s opposition groups say the country’s parliamentary elections late last year were fraudulent.
The Muslim Brotherhood and another party pulled out before the second round of voting, citing widespread vote rigging.
I already alluded to in my earlier commentary on the Tunisian crisis that people can't keep quite forever. Just check at how many demonstrations are happening in the Arab world, definitely the writing is on the wall; people are tired of living in tyranny of Arab rulers.
What is happening is just a warning sign to other leaders who hope that they can stem the tide of change. In many ways, they (Arab leaders) are probably more shaken now. One wouldn’t have thought that what has just happened in Tunisia would happen.
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