New president must pay attention to all sectors, student leader says

“I don’t know who will replace Morsi,” Cairo University student union head Hesham Ashraf tells Channel 2 in a televised interview. Speaking excellent Hebrew, Ashraf says “the whole nation is afraid” but the people hope for a peaceful transition to new elections.

The new president this time, he says, “needs to be someone who deserves the opportunity… someone who will pay attention not just to the Muslim Brotherhood,” a reference to a central complaint of the protesters, that Morsi only follows a religious agenda and does not pay attention to other groups in Egyptian society.

Ashraf, an independent, beat out the Muslim Brotherhood candidate in March to become head of the student union at Egypt’s largest university.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed