Egypt roadmap: Army plans to scrap constitution, parliament

Chief-of-staff General Abdel Fattah El Sisi called in a statement on Monday for Mursi to agree within 48 hours.


Reuters July 03, 2013
Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi wave Egyptian flags and shout slogans against him and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, during a protest in front of El-Thadiya presidential palace. PHOTO: REUTERS

CAIRO:


Egypt’s armed forces would suspend the constitution and dissolve an Islamist-dominated parliament under a draft political roadmap to be pursued if President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents fail to reach a power-sharing agreement by Wednesday (today), military sources said.


The sources told Reuters the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf) was still discussing details of the plan. The roadmap could be changed based on political developments and consultations.

Chief-of-staff General Abdel Fattah El Sisi called in a statement on Monday for Mursi to agree within 48 hours on power-sharing with other political forces, saying the military would otherwise set out its own roadmap for the country’s future. 

Published in The Express Tribune, July 3rd, 2013.

COMMENTS (1)

naeem khan Manhattan,Ks | 8 years ago | Reply

It is a sad day for democracy loving people around the world. Military has no business in running the government. We have an idea who is behind it and financed the whole episode. I wonder why the Islamic world hate them so much and these are the reasons, they will rather deal with military dictators than elected people.

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