Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood confront army over new constitution
Egypt's leading political group the Muslim Brotherhood confronted with the country's army leaders on Thursday, accusing them of trying to "marginalize" parliament over the writing of a new constitution. Mohammed el-Baltagui, one of the leaders of the Brotherhood's political party, conveyed they planned to pull out of a contact group with the army leaders.
This came after yesterday, in remarks to foreign journalists, a member of the junta said the army would have a final say over those appointed to write a new constitution next year. Major General Mokhtar el-Mulla, a leading member of the ruling junta, stated the parliament would not be representative of all Egyptian people, and that those appointed to write a fresh constitution must also be approved by the interim cabinet and a new ''advisory council'' of intellectuals, civilian politicians and media personalities.