New revolution in Egypt possible
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 22 / Trend, A. Tagiyeva /
The confrontation between demonstrators and security forces in Egypt may grow into a new revolution, said Mohammed Salyama, chief editor of Egyptian newspaper Masaiya.
"The demonstrators, who have already performed one revolution, can repeat it," Salyama told Trend from Cairo on Tuesday.
The expert noted that participation of Egyptian Islamic confessions in the protest actions will only add to tension as they enjoy great authority amongst the population.
In addition, Salyama does not rule out that if the demonstrations and clashes with police go on the High Armed Forces Council will launch state of emergency in the country.
"Rebels several times threatened to attack the building of the Interior Ministry of Egypt so the authorities, probably, will tighten security measures," the expert said.
Tough clashes between protesters and police in downtown Cairo have been continuing since Saturday. According to official data, 30 people were killed, and up 2,000 from both sides were injured. The military authorities and the government still fail to stop the disorders.
Thousands of people demand for resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers, and the Military Council that rules the country since President Hosni Mubarak's resignation on February 11, 2011.
The Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo is the center of confrontation. However, clashes also occurred in other big cities across Egypt, including Alexandria and Suez.
Prime Minister Isam Sharaf-led Cabinet of Ministers tendered resignation but the Military Council did not accept it.
As viewed by the expert, dialogue between the political forces and the High Armed Forces Council unlikely will be a success as some Islamist confessions have already expressed their intention to ignore it.
"The dialogue will not yield considerable results. Protesters and many political parties are in the mood of continuing the actions to get the government ousted," Salyama reported.
The expert thinks change of government in Egypt at the moment will negatively affect the conduct of elections not to mention that this issue is extremely critical itself.
The Egyptian High Armed Forces Council on Tuesday launched a dialogue with a number of political forces to find ways-out of the crisis.
A meeting between representatives of the High Council and several parties and public movements takes place at the building of the Defense Ministry in Cairo today.
Last night, the Council called all political forces of the country for an urgent dialogue to identify reasons of current crisis and find ways-out of the existing situation.