Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood candidate promises to form 'broad coalition' government

   May 30, 5:38 pm

Cairo, May 30 (ANI): Mohammed Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate for presidential polls in Egypt, has said that he would include a wide range of political force in the government.

During a news conference, Mursi also promised to provide representation to women and children, and said the era of a 'Superman' as president was over, the BBC reports.

The Freedom and Justice Party head said the presidency would no longer be about one person; it would be an institution.

Mursi said that Egypt's Coptic Christians would have their full rights and women would not be forced to wear the Islamic headscarf.

"Our Christian brothers, they are partners in the nation. They will have full rights that are equal to those enjoyed by Muslims," Mursi said.

"Women have a right to freely choose the attire that suits them," he added.

Mursi also promised to form a ' broad coalition' government, and said he would not necessarily choose a prime minister who was also a member of the Muslim Brotherhood or its Freedom and Justice Party, which has the most seats in parliament.

"I stress to all people that the presidency... will never be individual," he said. "Rather, the presidency will be an institution."

"The Superman era is over," he added.

Mursi also promised that the new constitution would be written by a panel that truly represented the diversity of Egyptian society. (ANI)

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