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Published On: Mon, Jul 1st, 2013

Egypt protests pressured by army to end as President Morsi ‘no longer the same president’

The Egyptian army has asked President Mohamed Morsi to resolve huge protests against his rule or face intervention within 48 hours, placing huge pressure on country’s first democratically elected leader.

Egyptian protesters photo twitter @DaliahGalal

Egyptian protesters photo twitter @DaliahGalal

In a statement on Monday, the army called on all groups – opposition and pro-Morsi alike – to resolve the situation. “The armed forces repeat their call for the people’s demands to be met and give everyone 48 hours as a last chance.

“The national security of the state is in severe danger”, it said, adding that if there was no resolution the army, “will be obliged by its patriotic and historic responsibilities … to announce a road map for the future and the steps for overseeing its implementation, with participation of all patriotic and sincere parties and movements.”

It described the mass protests on Sunday that brought out millions of Egyptians demanding President Morsi’s resignation as “glorious”.

The army insisted in a second statement that it was not carrying out a coup, and said that it would not be part of the government.

“For the army to give the president 48 hours warning, the army are saying who is the boss,” Al Jazeera’s chief political analyst Marwan Bishara said in a statement.

“Morsi is no longer the same president as this morning in the eyes of those on the streets.”

He said the statement placed “huge pressure” on the president to resolve the protests, “otherwise we can expect army intervention”.

“That could be taking over the streets or taking over the government. This message is to the president. This undercuts his authority.”

 

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