Everybody But Mubarak: Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Unity Govt

Opposition Factions Look Toward Life Without Dictator

With the protests in the street stubbornly continuing in the face of threats and crackdowns, many of Egypt’s opposition factions are looking forward and planning for an Egypt without Hosni Mubarak.

The Muslim Brotherhood, a banned religious opposition faction with considerable support amongst the nation’s poor, isn’t looking to seize power exclusively, the way many in the West have feared. Rather, they are calling for a unity government.

Broad-based unity, with the reformists, the Islamists, the Communists, and whatever other factions Egypt may have, excepting of course for the National Democratic Party, the faction which has eagerly kept Mubarak in power for decades.

At the head of the opposition, right now, is former IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei. who has won approval from all the factions to lead any negotiations which may take place relating to the removal of Mubarak. Right now, that removal is still pending, but for the protesters it seems inevitable.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.