Gamal Mubarak has once again positioned himself in the role of defender of the public interests. In the course of responding to contradictory statements about when the presidential referendum would be held, and why parliament had announced that it would be swearing in Mubarak before the referendum, Al Masry Yom quotes Gamal in todayâ€™s paper:
Gamal stressed that President Mubarak had not yet made a decision on whether to run for a new term, and that the party will not move on this matter until after the presidentâ€™s decision which he will announce at the appropriate time. [Gamal] stressed that it is the right of the voter to determine the result of the referendeum and the Parliamentary elections. And he stressed that it is not possible to jump into political reform without the participation of the society.