Senior journalists gathered at the office of the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper to release a statement demanding an urgent syndicate general assembly to withdraw confidence from the current syndicate board.
In the statement, the journalists stated that the current board has brought the syndicate into conflict with state institutions and the Course Correction Front, the name the movement has given itself, is demanding new elections.
The meeting was led by an array of senior former and current editors-in-chief of privately owned and state-owned newspapers, including Makram Mohamed Ahmed, who was the former syndicate chief during the Mubarak era.
The current head of Egyptian Journalists syndicate Yehia Qalash told Al-Ahram that all journalists have the assemble, adding that the urgent general assembly will be held if has fulfilled all legal requirements.
The Press Syndicate announced on Saturday in an official statement that their scheduled general assembly on Tuesday will be postponed until the following Tuesday upon the request of the parliament to allow time for a political solution to develop.