Members of Egypt’s Copts Coalition on Monday congratulated Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy on his election as the country’s first elected civilian president.
The statement emphasized that Morsy should be a president for all Egyptians and remain neutral toward them, and act independently from the Brotherhood.
The statement said the coalition would remain in the ranks of the opposition to build a better future for Egypt by monitoring Morsy’s actions, adding that they will not obey him if he does not fulfill his pledges.
The statement called on Morsy to preserve the identity of the Egyptian state and its moderate civilian nature, urging him to entrench the principle of full citizenship rights to all Egyptians and to eliminate all forms of discrimination.
The statement also emphasized the need for upholding the country’s sovereignty, particularly in Sinai, and respecting international agreements signed by Egypt and safeguarding rights, especially those of women and minorities.Tags: Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsy, civilian president