Opposition member: Civil war does not threaten Egypt
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.18 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /
Civil war does not threaten Egypt, as the Egyptians, having fortitude and tolerance, do not accept violence, ex-presidential candidate of Egypt, member of opposition "National Salvation Front", Hamdeen Sabbahi said in an interview with Rusiya Al-Yaum TV channel.
"I am fully confident that civil war does not threaten Egypt. There is no reason for it," Sabbahi said.
He said the submitted draft constitution does not have one of the most important features of any constitution - national consensus.
Egyptian opposition is against holding referendum on the constitution before a national consensus is reached, he said.
"The constitution presented by the Egyptian authorities will not give stability and will give no guarantees to the poor people in Egypt, while the people want social justice. Therefore I think that even if at least two-thirds vote in favor, one cannot speak about a consensus on the constitution issue," Sabbahi said.
The referendum on the new basic law of Egypt is held in two phases - on Dec.15 and 22. More than 51 million people, who reached 18 and are eligible to vote, can take part in voting in the country. The official results of the referendum will be released only after completion of the second phase at a special press conference of the Higher Electoral Commission, which should be held two days after voting ends in all polling stations.