Military council attempting to influence election results
Tehran, May 23, (ICANA) – A senior Egyptian legislator condemned the attempts made by the country's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to portray Islamists as a weak stream in the presidential election in a bid to manipulate election results.
Yasri al-Taeelab, who is also a member of Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (Muslim Brotherhood) party in the Egyptian parliament, told FNA on Tuesday that SCAF intends to portray Islamists as a weak political current in a bid to dissuade people from voting in their favor.
Taeelab described the military council as the enemy of the majority-Islamist parliament, and said Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri's government has also embarked on limiting the parliament's mandates to show it weak.
Yet, he warned the SCAF to stay away from stronger moves in this regard, specially election fraud, and stressed, "People don't allow the military council to manipulate the election results."
He underlined that if people feel suspicious about the results of election, they will gather at al-Tahrir Square and will stage a sit-in there until toppling the military council.
Recent reports from Egypt show that the ruling military council has misused its power against the protestors and activists.
A prominent international human rights organization in its latest report warned that the SCAF has beaten and tortured Egyptian protesters arrested during a May 4, 2012 rally near the defense ministry.