CAIRO – In a statement that was released last Friday, Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) criticized the announcement of the unofficial results of the presidential election. However, they said they would act with firmness against any threat to the public and private interest.
It was said that the unofficial results have caused tension in the streets. The candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi and former Prime Minister Hosni Mubarak, Ahmed Shafiq, have both proclaimed their victory in the presidential elections even before the official announcement.
“The army will act with great firmness against any attempt to undermine the public and private interest,” said the SCAF.
While reiterating their respect for the right to hold demonstrations, the army called on all parties to avoid actions that would endanger national security.
SCAF has been responsible for leading the country since the fall of Hosni Mubarak on February 11, 2011. This only happened after thousands of protesters gathered in the Tahrir Square in Cairo. Another demonstration is in the loom as a Muslim brotherhood threatens to cause disarray if their candidate is not proclaimed the winner of the recent presidential elections.