Media outlets circulated a report on the preliminary draft of the proposed National Salvation Front (NSF) restructuring document on Monday, prompting NSF spokesperson Khaled Dawoud to issue a statement asserting the draft is an early proposal and not the final document.
The statement on Monday said that the report is based on an early draft which was circulated internally and does not represent the final composition of the NSF.
Dawoud added that the NSF leadership was still in the process of drafting the final composition and will be holding discussions on the matter later in the week.
Ahmed Hawary, an NSF spokesperson, said the early draft is incomplete but the names in the top-tier positions are confirmed. “This is a preliminary draft because there are still many names missing from positions,” Hawary said. “Some committees are still missing their full structure, but those names mentioned in the draft are final.”
Hawary could not say when the final restructuring plan would be revealed. “We are still discussing the role of some committees, what services they will offer and so on,” he said, adding that the main points of discussion at this point are purely organisational.
The senior leadership will be composed of 14 representatives from the political parties within the NSF and two interchangeable representatives from the youth groups within the parties. The senior leadership will be responsible for setting the policies and vision of the NSF, as well as the approval of activities and attendance at weekly meetings.
Mohamed ElBaradei will occupy the position of General Coordinator in the senior leadership and Ahmed El-Borai will be the Secretary-General, with Wahid Abdel and Inas Mekkawi occupying positions of Assistant Secretary General.
The restructuring will also include the establishment of a committee responsible for negotiating the political mandate with the leadership, managing dialogue with the various parties, and communicating the results of such dialogue to the leadership.
The committee will be composed of several party representatives on an executive level and coordinators from other committees. It will also have four permanent and two interchangeable representatives of youth groups and seek to find representatives of different sectors of society such as women, workers, professional associations, farmers, and artists.