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Verhofstadt on Egypt: a triumph for freedom and democracy


14 Feb 2011


Global Europe

"Today is a historic moment" said ALDE group Leader Guy Verhofstadt commenting on the announcement that Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down. "After more than two weeks of demonstrations, the Egyptian people finally got what they have been fighting for: freedom and democracy."
"Following Tunisia, Egypt will now start the democratic process. The people of Tunisia and Egypt have proven wrong those in the west that claim that Islam and democracy are not compatible. When we see Muslims and Christians demonstrate shoulder to shoulder, we are very confident in the strength of the people to build an open society and a liberal democracy. ALDE will give all possible support and ask the European Union to do the same". he concluded.
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