25 January revolutionaries vow to ensure all demands are met

The people will continue their peaceful revolution, even after they managed to bring down President Hosni Mubarak's regime, until they achieve their democratic aspirations, said the "People of the 25 January Revolution" in a statement on Friday.

The statement was read by Mohamed Fouad, vice president of the State Council, on Al Jazeera television network. He said, "The people of Egypt–who have restored sovereignty over their land, wealth, and destiny through the sacrifices of its martyrs, announce the continuation of the peaceful revolution until final victory is achieved and all demands are met.”

The demands, the statement said, constitute the immediate abolition of Emergency Law, the release of all political detainees, the abolition of the current Constitution and the dissolution of the People's Assembly, Shura Council and local councils.

The statement called for the establishment of a transitional presidential council composed of five members consisting of one member from the military and four trusted civilians. None would be permitted to participate in the upcoming presidential election.

The statement also called for the formation of an interim government that included competent figures, with no partisan affiliations, to manage the country and pave the road for free elections at the end of a transitional period, the length of which would not exceed nine months. The members of the transition government would also be barred from running in upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
The statement urged the formation of a committee to construct a new constitution that takes into account the world’s oldest standing constitutions and human rights charters. The proposed constitution should be put to a popular referendum three months after the committee’s formation.

The revolutionaries called for allowing the free formation of political parties on a civil, democratic and peaceful basis. It also called for free media, the free exchange information, and the free formation of syndicates and non-governmental organizations.

The statement called for the abolition of military tribunals, and demanded that their prior rulings against civilians should be thrown out.

The statement called on Egypt's Armed Forces to endorse the demands.

Former President Hosni Mubarak had announced his resignation on Friday in a statement delivered by Vice President Omar Suleiman.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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