Nour party, Jamaa Islamia oppose Baradei's premiership

Salafist party said "we respect Baradei’s management record but we need a technocrat, not a politician"

Nour party, Jamaa Islamia oppose Baradei's premiership

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Salafist Nour party and the Jamaa Islamia in Egypt have both vocalized opposition to the appointment of Mohammad ElBaradei as new prime minister of the country.

"We respect Baradei's management record but we need a technocrat, not a politician," Amro Mekki, the party's assistant president, told the Anadolu Agency.

He asserted that ElBaradei is the leader of the opposition National Salvation Front which would only increase polarization in the country.

"We favor an economic technocrat with no political affiliations."

Interim President Adly Mansour earlier today appointed ElBaradei as the new prime minister.

"President Mansour has issued a presidential decree appointing Baradei as prime minister," the presidency said in a statement.

ElBaradei, a former chief of the UN nuclear watchdog and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, was one of the figures who met Egyptian military chief and Defense Minister Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and agreed on a roadmap which saw the ouster of President Mohammad Morsi and the temporary suspension of the constitution.

The Jamaa Islamia also voiced its opposition to the appointment of ElBaradei, dismissing such a decision as null and void.

The group has said it does not recognize any measures taken under the army's roadmap and has vowed to resist such measures through peaceful protests.

Last Mod: 07 Temmuz 2013, 10:16
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