Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Egypt opposition groups call for reforms

Middle East Online, First Published 2010-03-15

Egypt has been ruled since 1981 by Hosni Mubarak

Several opposition groups demand end to concentration of power in Mubarak’s hands.

CAIRO – Several Egyptian opposition groups called for political reforms and more freedoms in a statement on Monday at the end of a three-day conference, the official news agency MENA reported.

The groups, which include established opposition parties such as the leftist Tagammu and the liberal Wafd, demanded an end to the concentration of power in the president’s hands and reforms to laws that place restrictions on parties.

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