CAIRO (AP) -- Leading Egyptian opposition figure Amr Moussa on Thursday urged the country's Islamist president to listen to the voices of the opposition and respond to their demands by holding early presidential elections.
In an interview with The Associated Press at his office in downtown Cairo, Moussa, a leading member of Egypt's main opposition bloc, the National Salvation Front, said the group is not calling for "the fall of the regime or staging a coup but heading to the ballot box" to change the president.
"Democracy should be the name of the game. Any change should be through democratic means," he said, adding: "Egypt needs real change in the way Egypt is managed."
Moussa's remarks came after President Mohammed Morsi delivered a lengthy speech late Wednesday ahead of opposition-led mass rallies on June 30 that aim to force him from office, claiming he has failed in office.
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