Egyptian Pro-Democracy Party Proving Popular

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CAIRO, Egypt -- The political revolution that swept Egypt is settling into a political process.

Various groups are preparing for the campaign to elect a new government in the fall and some of them are representing Christians.

Three new political parties were recently registered in Egypt. They are liberal parties.

The most popular is known as the Free Egyptians Party. The group is comprised of Coptic Christians and secularists, many of whom are the young people who started this revolution back in January.

Almost 50,000 members joined within the last month and a half at a rate of about 1,000 new members per day. What do they want? They want what they call Constitution First. Before the planned elections in September, they would like to see a new constitution drafted.

Why? They fear once those elections are held, the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists will gain most of the seats in parliament. If the militant groups have most of the power in parliament, then they will draft the constitution based on Sharia Islamic law.

Not wanting to see the nation turned into an Islamic caliphate, the Free Egyptians are planning to push forward with the Constitution First campaign and they'll likely have more political rallies in the days ahead.

August is the Islamic holy month of Ramadan when Muslims pray and fast. During that time, the young people may take to the streets again in Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt to push their revolution and democracy forward.

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