Egypt LIVE Updates — 48 hr. deadline approaches, protests continue (Update – Army threatens to suspend Constitution)
Update — live video feed and updates moved to Egypt Countdown LIVE.
Opponents and supporters of Egypt’s president have gathered in the capital, Cairo, as the deadline set by a protest group for him to leave power passed.
Tamarod (Rebel) had given Mohammed Morsi until 17:00 (15:00 GMT) to resign or face a civil disobedience campaign.
The ultimatum was issued on Monday, hours before the military itself warned it would intervene unless he reached an agreement with the opposition.
Mr Morsi criticised the statement, saying it “might cause confusion”.
The president met the head of the armed forces, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, for the second day in a row on Tuesday. They did not give any details of the talks, which also included Prime Minister Hisham Kandil.
Via NY Times:
Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr resigned on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of ministers to leave the cabinet since the outbreak of mass anti-Morsi protests on Sunday. The cabinet spokesman, Alaa al-Hadidi, also quit, state media reported.
Other state institutions also undermined Mr. Morsi’s grip on the state, with a court ruling ordering the removal of the Morsi-appointed prosecutor general, Talaat Abdallah, and moving to reinstate a prosecutor first appointed by President Hosni Mubarak before his ouster.
Also on Tuesday, Egypt’s largest ultraconservative Islamist group and its political arm, the Nour party, joined the call for early presidential elections and the formation of a caretaker cabinet.
BREAKING: #Egypt's army to suspend constitution, dissolve parliament if no agreement reached by wednesday – sources http://t.co/Lrd1LXvRK1
— RT (@RT_com) July 2, 2013
Reuters Exclusive: Draft #Egypt army roadmap to change constitution, scrap parliament- sources http://t.co/o49xX5kDEX via @YahooNews #June30
— Ahmed Morsy (@AhmedMorsy_) July 2, 2013
#Egypt army would suspend constitution, dissolve Islamist-dominated parliament under draft political #roadmap – http://t.co/LaArHCwiNm
— Hussein Ibish (@Ibishblog) July 2, 2013
BREAKING: Israel agrees to #Egypt troop movements in Sinai as ultimatum to #Morsi nears http://t.co/ZR5QJg9YUJ #June30 #Tahrir
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) July 2, 2013
Massive gunfight now in Kitkat Saqure between opposition and supporters. #June30 #Egypt pic.twitter.com/rTqZpTGlNl
— Jonathan Rashad (@JonathanRashad) July 2, 2013
#June30 opposition Front says it has chosen ElBaradei to be its representative in any political transition http://t.co/KQXC40IuaD #Egypt
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) July 2, 2013
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…Didn’t they do that already, just before Morsi came into office? Suspend their constitution, I mean.
It is Game of Thrones time in Egypt…
Obama has the Minus touch. Everything that he comes in contact with becomes dysfunctional.
Then again, perhaps he is forcing people to confront their “irreconcilable differences.” After all, our relationship is till death do us part.
“the Minus touch” -heh. Funny.
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been looking all over but I cannot see what video started all this.
and since cairo happened before bhengazi which of our ambassadors will be killed next?
How they really feel about Obama and his Arab Spring in Egypt:
Reports have Morsi calling for the resignation of everybody who is not Morsi.
I say, just hang ’em all and let Allah sort out who gets virgins and who doesn’t.
This is the first evidence of a rebuke for the anointed one’s foreign policy regarding the “Arab Spring” a couple of years ago. Now let’s see how he can screw up this real opportunity for reform in Egypt.
Maybe that $100,000,000 that he’s wasting while on vacation might bear some fruit after all…
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