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.
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