Qaanitah Hunter- Cii Mews – June 25, 2012 – Pic: Reuters
Rebuilding the society and rebuilding the state are two major challenges that face Egypt in the post Mubarak era.
This according to political analyst, Professor Nidaal Sakar, who said the focus will shift away from politics to the rehabilitation of society.
“We hope that, as of this election, the immediate shift from the Ikhwan will be towards its initial responsibility of rehabilitating society,” Sakar said.
Yesterday it was announced the Muslim Brotherhood’s, Mohammed Mursi won, the presidential vote by attracting 51 % of the votes.
He noted that Dawa’ah can play an important role in the reformation of the Egyptian people.
“Rebuilding the state is a completely different challenge,” Sakar said explaining the ruling military council’s power and the decision to dissolve the Parliament are the main focal points in this regard.
“It is a catastrophe to the civility of Egypt and we hope in the next few days through the pressure in Tahrir Square and political negotiations, we will be able to resolve this situation,” he said.
There has been great concern regarding the free reign of power wielded by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) with many saying that it may threaten the democracy of Egypt.
Earlier in June, Egypt’s High Constitutional Court declared Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections Law – which regulated last year’s legislative polls – to be unconstitutional. The SCAF subsequently ordered the dissolution of the People’s Assembly, the lower house of Egypt’s parliament.
“It is absolutely important for the Ikhwan to regain the 80% of the parliament,” Sakar said.
He further said it will be critical for Mursi to manage national unity and consensus and the negotiations that is on going since the past few weeks with political rivals.