The Freedom and Justice Party on Sunday invited opposition forces, led by the National Salvation Front, to an unconditional comprehensive dialogue over how to approach Egypt’s problems in the coming months, less than a day after preliminary results indicated that the draft constitution had been approved.
“We can talk now that the reasons pressuring the opposition to refuse [the constitution] have gone,” Ibrahim Abu Ouf, an FJP member, told Turkish-run Anadolu Agency.
Ouf added that there would be laws complementary to the constitution that need national consensus, such as the Judicial Authority Law, the Elections Law, the Shura Council Law and the Demonstrations Law.
FJP member Gamal Heshmat said the dialogue should have an agenda that serves as a springboard for the coming phase.
Mohamed al-Beltagy, another FJP member, said the Muslim Brotherhood and National Salvation Front will find consensus in the coming months, especially pertaining to certain constitutional amendments.
“Let us have this Friday be a day of national reconciliation and give each other flowers,” he suggested.
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