Egyptian PM Kandil says 'everyone new at this democracy thing'

Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil has rejected the notion that the government of his country is unstable, adding that everyone in the nation is 'new in this democracy thing'.

Kandil said that they 'are paying the price of Mubarak's era,' and added that their 'democracy is going through a test- How the majority can accommodate the needs and concerns of the minority, and how the minority can listen to the majority and respect the majority's opinion.'

During the exclusive interview with CNN, Kandil also insisted that army has played a pivotal war in protecting the Egyptian revolution.

By saying so he was pointing to the fact the military respected the handover of power from the Mubarak regime to democratically-elected Mohamed Morsi, the report said.

Egyptian youth make up a significant portion of the protestors now on the streets. Kandil admitted that it is a major problem that Egypt's young people have not found their place in society, and do not feel represented in the current state of affairs.

According to the report, he said the government must work on building bridges to the unaffiliated youth through "constructive acts," but did not offer specifics. (ANI)


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