Amr Moussa: Islamists won't take power in Egypt

By REUTERS
April 11, 2011 17:13




CAIRO - Arab League chief Amr Moussa, a leading contender to become Egypt's next president, said Islamists will not take power in the country but are bound to be a player on the political scene.

"Egypt will be a democratic state and will not regress," Moussa told newspaper al-Hayat in remarks published on Monday.

"There will be an Islamic element -- or an element based on an Islamic reference, as the constitution says -- in Egypt's political body," he said.

Moussa, 74, said his age meant he would stand for only one term and had already drafted his campaign manifesto.


Related Content

Breaking news
January 23, 2018
Attempted stabbing attack at central West Bank junction

By JPOST.COM STAFF

Israel Weather
  • 9 - 18
    Beer Sheva
    13 - 18
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 8 - 12
    Jerusalem
    11 - 15
    Haifa
  • 12 - 22
    Elat
    12 - 19
    Tiberias