Morsi Aide: Businessmen and For-Profit Media Firms Behind Opposition
“You have the majority of the poor people, the simple, definitely for the president and for the constitution,” Muhammad Rifaa al-Tahtawi, Morsy’s chief of staff, told CNN on Sunday.
“You have a majority among the elite who are not for this constitution. Businessmen, media people. They are definitely a small minority, but powerful minority.” CNN
“Protesters rallying in Cairo against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi say they are still using peaceful tactics for now — but that their opposition movement could soon tip into violence.
“We will use any means necessary to bring down the regime,” warned Ahmed Dewedar, 25, a protester camping out in the capital’s Tahrir square. “There will be no stability until our demands are met.” AFP
Chapter Three: Economic Principles
National economy shall be organized in accordance with a comprehensive, constant development plan, ensuring the increase of national income, enhancement of standard of living, elimination of poverty and unemployment, increase of work opportunities, and increase of production.
The development plan shall establish social justice and solidarity, ensure equitable distribution, protect consumer rights, and safeguard the rights of workers, dividing development costs between capital and labor and sharing the revenues justly.
Wages shall be linked to production, bridging income gaps and establishing a minimum wage that would guarantee decent living standards for all citizens, and a maximum wage in civil service positions with exemptions regulated by law.
Industry is an essential asset of the national economy. The State shall protect strategic industries, support industrial development, and import new technologies and their applications.
The State shall foster small handicraft industries.
Article 18 The natural resources of the State belong to the people, who have a right to their revenues. The State is committed to preserving such resources for future generations and putting them to good use.
State property is not to be disposed of. The franchise to use, or the commitment to a public utility, can only be granted according to legal regulations. All money with no owner belongs to the State. English Translation New Egyptian Constitution