Ziad Bahaa Eldin: Runoff Results Announcement To Raise Tensions
Published Sunday, 24 June 2012 14:01 | Written by Sara Imam
Dr. Ziad Bahaa Eldin, the former chairman of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA), described the situation in Egypt as ‘tense’ saying whoever the winner in the presidential runoff election would be, the loser candidate’s supporters will insist on asserting him as the real winner.
Bahaa Eldin has emphasized on the fact that the announcement of the elections today will not end the current tension.
“The announcement shall made the feeling of apprehension among the two parties grow as the supporters of whether Shafiq or of Morsi will not admit the defeat.” Bahaa Eldin added
“Accordingly, the state of division will go on in way that the country would not stand it anymore.”
“We are facing two challenging days as we would then know who the coming president would be, which entity to draft the constitution could be and when the coming new parliamentary elect will be held.”
Moreover, Bahaa Eldin described the SCAF declaration as necessary to fill the legislature void.
“However, the declaration reflects a major step backwards to what was achieved during the last year.”
On dissolving the Brotherhood-led parliament, Bahaa Eldin said the decree was on the basis of final enforceable ruling which we should respect .
“Though I was so proud of representing the people of my constituency, I must not reject the dissolution decree but must respect the court’s ruling.”
“The country is in severe constitutional crisis in which none of the presented solutions would be effective. This is because everyone seeks its own interests; we can see the struggle for power becomes so apparent nowadays.”