Army rules out political ambitions as Muslim Brotherhood raises role in promised elections
Published Date: 18 February 2011
By Sherine El Madany
Egyptian youth leaders are moving to set up a new political party as the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood plays an increasingly important role in preparing for post-Mubarak elections promised within six months.
Pro-democracy leaders plan to bring one million people out on the streets for a “Victory March” today to celebrate Hosni Mubarak’s fall, and perhaps remind the generals now in charge of the power of the street that ended Hosni Mubarak’s rule.
Life in Egypt is still far from normal after the momentous overthrow of Mubarak, 82, with tanks on Cairo streets, banks closed, worker protests and demonstrations given voice by revolutionary fervour and schools shut down.
“The Higher Military Council will put matters back on track, but help us,” army spokesman General Ismail Etmaan said on state television late on Wednesday night, appealing to Egyptians to stop striking and start getting back to work