Friday, March 9, 2012
Egypt: Parliament set to vote no confidence in military appointed prime minister and cabinet.
The Freedom and Justice Party will introduce a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri and his cabinet. However, under the existing system the parliamentary vote would not be binding.
What happens after the vote passes will be interesting. Ganzouri has ties with the Mubarak regime. The FJP linked to the Muslim Brotherhood won a landslide victory in parliament and have expectations that they should form the government.
Perhaps the military junta will negotiate some sort of resolution to the situation. It is unlikely that junta would allow the parliament simply to vote in a new prime minister but perhaps they would be willing to work out a deal that could then be ratified by the parliament. For more see this article.