In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Mahmoud Badr, the founder of the Egyptian Tamarod Movement, said that the military did not get any special privileges in the proposed new Egyptian constitution. Rather, the opposite is true when comparing with the other Egyptian constitutions since 1923. Badr clarified that the Tamarod Movement's closeness with the army stems from the fact that they are partners in implementing the Egyptian road map. He pointed out that the current phase Egypt is experiencing cannot handle talk about canceling the Camp David Accords with Israel. According to Badr, the articles of the agreement should be reviewed, but in the future.
Badr strongly denied supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He stressed that a solution in Syria must begin with putting an end to the armed gangs coming from outside Syria to fight, before putting an end to the Assad regime itself.