On Thursday, the Muslim Brotherhood launched a campaign on their website to collect electronic signatures supporting their “Seven Demands for Reform”, enshrined in the charter of the National Front for Change (NFC).
The NFC is closely affiliated to the National Association for Change (NAC) founded by Mohamed ElBaradei, former director for the International Atomic Energy Agency and potential candidate for the presidential campaign scheduled for 2011.
According to a spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood, Essam el-Erian, “The campaign was inaugurated under the sponsorship of Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, Deputy Leader Mahmoud Ezzat, General Secretary Mahmoud Hussein and Guidance Council Members Mohamed Mursi and Saad el-Katatni.”
El-Erian added that the Brotherhood’s new internet campaign was supported by all the political factions participating in the NAC. He said that the association’s members had high hopes for the Brotherhood’s e-campaign.
When he returned to Egypt earlier this year, ElBaradei published a number of demands aimed at the Egyptian government and the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) calling for reform and democracy. The NAC then launched a campaign to collect the signatures of the Egyptian public in support of ElBaradei’s demands.