Egypt's democratic future under threat without representative constitution: IPU

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Demonstrations in Egypt earlierthis year.

Egypt's fight for democracy will have been in vain without putting in place a constitution that guarantees the rights of all its' people or, one on which everyone can agree, says the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Abdelwahad Radi says "Democracy and strong democratic leadership is about listening to and representing the voice of all the people", adding that "a constitution needs to be built on that foundation, if a country's future is to be peaceful and assured".

He deplores the violence and deaths of recent days and weeks and latest moves to use military force to maintain order.

Mr. Radi warns that "Egypt is at a critical juncture and it has the choice of asserting a real belief in democratic values by addressing the fears and concerns of all its' people through a constitution agreed upon by consensus.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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