Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Mahmoud Ghozlan warned of “dangerous confrontations” between the people and army if Ahmed Shafiq was to be announced president, describing his victory as a military coup.
Ghozlan’s statement comes in light of both candidates' campaigns repeatedly claiming victory while the Presidential Elections Committee is expected to announce the official results on Thursday.
Ghozlan argued that the persistence of Shafiq's campaign that he has won implies that the ruling military council and presidential elections committee "have bad intentions”, London’s Asharq Alawsat reported.
Ghozlan argued that announcing conflicting vote results may prompt confrontations between the people and the army. He expressed hopes that the ruling military council would submit to the people’s will. He pointed that the Brotherhood did not expect this scenario but will lay it out for discussion today.
In addition, Ghozlan reaffirmed the rejection of the Brotherhood and its political arm – Freedom and Justice Party – to the constitutional amendments, issued by the ruling military council. He pointed that the ruling generals do not have the authority to issue constitutional declarations, not to mention the content of the declaration restricts the authorities of the elected president.
The ruling military council issued constitutional amendments on Sunday evening, following the end of vote in the run-off of the presidential election. The amendments allow for the intervention of the ruling generals in the writing of the country’s new constitution.