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ElBaradei says Morsi’s legitimacy 'hangs by thread'
Mohamed ElBaradei says Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi must intervene to end ongoing clashes, or he 'will lose his legitimacy'
Hatem Maher, Wednesday 5 Dec 2012
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ElBaradei was flanked by former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi and Amr Moussa

The legitimacy of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is hanging by a thread, leading opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei said following Wednesday’s clashes that erupted in front of the presidential palace in Cairo.

An afternoon attack by Morsi supporters against anti-Morsi protesters, who began a sit-in in front of the palace on Tuesday, has sparked clashes that left dozens injured so far.

“Morsi bears full responsibility for what is happening. If he doesn’t intervene to stop the bloodshed, we will turn to the legitimacy of the revolution, not the constitution,” ElBaradei told a news conference.

ElBaradei was flanked by former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi and Amr Moussa, both of whom have joined the reform campaigner in establishing a “National Salvation Front” to oppose Morsi’s controversial decree.

Morsi opponents demand that he cancels a recent decree, which shields his decision from judicial review, and call off a scheduled referendum on a newly-draft constitution, which is slated for 15 December. Protesters say the constitution only represents Islamists, disregarding the rights of liberals, women, workers, and Christians.

The president’s supporters believe the decree is necessary to tackle what they describe as judicial corruption. They also support a “yes” vote in the constitution referendum, which will pave the way for new parliament elections.

“The Brotherhood are the ones who disregarded laws and constitution. We will not sit down with Morsi unless he cancels the decree nor we will make any initiatives. He is the one should make an initiative,” ElBaradei added.

“We will use all peaceful means to bring down the constitutional declaration, including civil disobedience.”





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Good wisher
18-12-2012 11:59pm
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Mocking with democracy
I ask them to renew their information about Democracy.
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khalid
06-12-2012 02:02pm
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Losers
Three losers,whom rejected by egyptian in a free and fair elections ever held in egyp history.Their pain and frustration is not the consitution or consitutional declaration,their fear is being whiped off if they go to the ballot.Egyptain are watching all the events & game plan of these losers.Yes its a just matter of fact and they know very well that they losing legtimate public support that's why they trying their level best to avoid any sort of elections or refrendum that will confirm their popularity.So be ready to watch their further evil deeds and plan of vendalism and violance.
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Adiba
06-12-2012 12:03pm
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It is puzzling
He does not want to people to vote. I wonder who he represents. If the Egyptian people are behind him, then let the vote go ahead and then everyone will see what is what. Or does he believe that the people will not vote the way he and his supporters want? So it is their way because they know absolutely what is best for Egypt or their interests? I wish the Egyptian people very well at this time.
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Brother
06-12-2012 10:24am
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Egypt Needs Head with an Iron Fist
I lived in Egypt for six months. They complain but can never think of resolving a problem. Look at at the streets of Cairo and else they cannot share even the use of roads. Have a look all cars newst and 1890 makes have ALL GOT DAMAGES/SCRATCHES. They all tell you Egypt is great.
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Basit
06-12-2012 08:49am
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Holocaust fanatic
ElBaradei the holocaust fanatic, who gives legitimacy to the zionist fairytale of the holocaust which the zionist entity uses to live happily ever after by suppressing the aspirations of the Palestinian people and causing holocaust after holocaust against the defenceless Palestinians, will put forward the zionist agenda in Egypt. These 3 so called leaders are taking direct orders from their zionist masters. Where is ElBaradei's legitimacy when he and his cronies will do the zionist's bidding if they are in power. Wake up Egyptians!!!!
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Fakeer
06-12-2012 08:06am
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He is a Power Greedy Man
ElBaradei, A guy who became jealous out of his failure in election against the elected president now conspiring against democracy in Egypt. Everyone knows this. Your conspiracy won't succeed. Millions of Egyptians support their elected president.
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Ruud
06-12-2012 08:00am
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New Democracy
Democracy still new to Egypt people. Still unfamiliar with vote right. So they go to street.
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Nader Shoukat
06-12-2012 07:50am
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We need wisdom
Let's think for the common good. The current status is a major drag on our national security and economy. I am having hard time believing that any of the three ghosts in the photo above would bring any good for us. Each one of them has a motive to fail Egypt's Morsi, at any costs. Pray for Egypt and its people from the false leaders.
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Jisan
06-12-2012 07:46am
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Felools
It's now clear- Sabbahi is with 2 other felools. Shame!
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Mohamed
06-12-2012 06:37am
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YOu are Working for foreign interest.
You all are Working for the foreign interest & wants to through democratically elected goverment to bring your shameful foreign ideology.
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