Opposition groups should respect the result of the referendum in Egypt
Some of the members of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, in an exclusive interview with Taqrib News Agency (TNA), underscored the necessity of respecting to the vote of majority of people.
On December 15, Egyptians people voted in the first round of a referendum on the draft constitution and the Muslim Brotherhood won the referendum over 56 percent of the votes.
The primary result of the referendum reveals that roughly 57 percent of participants voted in favor of the draft constitution in the first round and only 43 are against the draft. It is worth to noting that the second round will be held on December 22.
After announcing the results of the first round of a referendum on the draft constitution, Egyptian opposition groups did not recognize it and declared it void, continuing holding demonstration against the draft. Given that, it is expected that even after the second round of a referendum, protests in Egypt will not be terminated and protesters will not respect the vote of majority of people.
Regarding the recent event in Egypt, Taqrib News reporter interviewed with some of the members of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.
In an exclusive interview with TNA, Seyyed Hussein Naqavi Hosseini said, “opposition groups should respect the result of the referendum on the draft constitution.”
He underscored that Egyptian oppositions announced that they will continues holding demonstration, if the drafted voted positively.
“While when in a country the majority of people voted to an issue; it is incumbent upon opposition groups to respect the issue,” Naqavi Hosseini underscored.
He added that increasing chaos and tension in Egypt is not good for the revolution recently happened in this country.
The political analyst mentioned that it should be noted that that after the first round of referendum, people outrage over the issuing the draft; so Morsi tried to make some adjustment in it and consider the balance in the constitution.
The political analyst mentioned that any movement and decision without considering balance can outrage the nation of Egypt, and thus Egyptian politicians should follow the goal of their revolution by considering this important issue.
Along Naqavi Husseini, Ebrahim Aqa Muhammadi also underscored the necessity of respect to the vote of the majority of the nation.
The political analyst underlined that in all the countries when the majority of people vote to an issue, it is expected that all the people accept that issue; even those who are oppose to it.
“Considering the fact that the majority of people voted in favor of the draft constitution, so the minority of people cannot impose their idea by force,” he pointed out.
The member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission mentioned, “At this time, except the former director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei’s party, all other oppositions groups accepted to respect the vote majority people casted.”
“So ElBaradei should do the same and accept the result of the referendum,” he underlined.
Aqa Muhammadi accentuated that at this time, Morsi selected by the vote of the majority of Egyptian nation and he is the legal president of Egypt and the possibility any coup d’etat against him is really unlikely, since the nation of Egypt support him and this Islamic president got an international face.
“Although some of Egyptian army generals consider themselves as the owner of this country and may think of coup d’etat but the majorities are supporting the positions Morsi choses,” he mentioned
Aqa Muhammadi stated, “In addition some of the police members may have malignant aims but they do not have ability to fulfill such aims.”