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ElBaradei Meets Key Cairo Opposition Figures

Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 08:41 PM

CAIRO - A handful of prominent opposition figures on Tuesday paid a visit to Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and potential candidate in Egypt's 2011 presidential elections.

Al-Wafd Party President Mustafa el-Tawil said he was eager to meet with ElBaradei, even though the the ex-IAEA chief had ruled out joining any political parties. "ElBaradei said he would run as an independent candidate, which is fine," said El-Tawil, "because I agree with his agenda for constitutional and social reform."

"We came to listen to ElBaradei's suggestions for reform and to formulate a unified strategy for all opposition forces," said Hassan Nafea, coordinator of a popular campaign opposed to the transfer of presidential power from President Hosni Mubarak to his son, Gamal.

George Ishak, leader of the Kefaya pro-democracy movement, for his part, also expressed an interest in forming a coalition of opposition movements based on a common platform of political reform.

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CAIRO - A handful of prominent opposition figures on Tuesday paid a visit to Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and potential candidate in Egypt's 2011 presidential elections.
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