Sawiris open to MB rejects Copt President
|Tuesday, April 5,2011 13:38|
Egyptian tycoon and prominent co-founder of yet-to-be-launched political party, Al-Masryoun Al-Ahraar(Free Egyptians) Naguib Sawiris says he would have no reservations if aMuslim Brotherhood (MB) candidate won the presidential elections as long as certain principles were preserved. He also does not favour a Christian candidate winning this year’s elections.
Sawiris stated he would welcome a member of the MB in power provided that there was gender equality and equality between Muslims and Christians, as well as assurances that other principles would be maintained.
However, the well-off businessman dismissed the idea of a Christian winning the presidential elections, implying that a Coptic president would increase sectarian strife in Egypt.
“The political movement and freedom Egypt has been witnessing since the revolution will create more awareness in the society, and increase involvement in politics,” he said.
Sawiris also called on the Egyptian youths to join any political party they believe in its objectives and views, adding the freedom that now exists after the revolution was the main motive why we thought about launching a political party. “The previous regime would have cut off the tongue of anyone who speaks out.”