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Mursi: Egypt will be state of law, new parliament will choose govt

Published on Jan 30, 2013 10:47 PM
 
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi talks with US Senator John McCain (not pictured), during their meeting in Cairo on Jan 16, 2013. Mr Mursi said on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013, Egypt would be based on the rule of law - not the army or religious leaders - and a new parliament to be elected in a few months would decide on the make-up of the government. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN (REUTERS) - President Mohamed Mursi said on Wednesday Egypt would be based on the rule of law - not the army or religious leaders - and a new parliament to be elected in a few months would decide on the make-up of the government.

"Egypt is on its way to achieving sound governance and a state of law in a framework of a modern civilian state which we all aspire to - a civilian state that is not a military state or a theocratic state, but an insitutional civilian state," Mursi told reporters during a visit to Berlin.

Asked whether he would be willing to form a "government of national salvation" with the opposition, Mursi said a new parliament would be elected in three to four months and its job would be to choose a new government.