Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood demand rapid transition to democracy
A leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has called for a rapid transition to democracy, telling a German newspaper Vice President Omar Suleiman should also be removed, dpa reported.
Mahmoud Hussein, an engineering professor who is general secretary of the movement in Egypt, said, "We hope that the armed forces, which have so far played an outstanding and constructive role, will manage a safe transition as soon as possible to a civilian government."
The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung released his remarks to other media a day before they appear in print.
He said the Islamic movement wanted Suleiman and other figures from the old regime to resign after the departure of president Hosny Mubarak.
"The people have decided that these people are part of the past," he said, adding that they should also be put on trial.