Cairo - Egyptian dissident Mohammed ElBaradei on Friday proposed a new political timetable for the country, amid growing discontent over the military rulers' handling of the transition from Hosni Mubarak's rule.
The ex-UN nuclear watchdog chief called for the newly elected “parliament to elect an interim president immediately”, followed by the formation of a panel to draft a new constitution.
In a statement on his Facebook page, ElBaradei said the new charter “must define the political system and guarantee a civil state, rights and freedoms.”
A president would then be elected “whose powers are defined by the new constitution” followed by elections for a new parliament, he said.
“After a year of fumbling, it is time to agree on correcting the course,” he said.