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Former Egypt PM Qandil defends Morsi

Hisham Qandil denies claims by army chief El-Sisi that former president Mohamed Morsi rejected ways out of political crisis

Zeinab El Gundy, Thursday 25 Jul 2013
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Former Egyptian prime minister Hisham Qandil issued a video statement on Thursday condemning army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's recent speech and defending ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

"This is my first statement since my resignation as prime minister following the military coup. But I have to make some points and defend president Morsi in his absence until he returns,” Qandil said in comments posted on YouTube.

"The last time I saw General El-Sisi and President Morsi was on 2 July 2013 at the Republican Guards HQ. President Morsi told him to look after the Egyptian army because it is important to Egypt, the Arab world and Islam," Qandil added.

During a speech on Wednesday, El-Sisi said that before 3 July he had sent direct and indirect messages to Morsi via Qandil with suggestions on how to end the political crisis, including calling a presidential referendum, but Morsi had rejected them.

"President Morsi did not reject it,” Qandil said. “He believed a referendum on his presidency should be held after parliamentary elections so there would not be a constitutional gap."

Parliamentary elections were planned for September, he added.

Qandil also denied El-Sisi's claim that Morsi had prior knowledge of statements issued by the army calling for political progress during the last period of his presidency.

"President Morsi did not know in advance about these statements and he was annoyed because he believed they were biased towards the opposition."

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MPA
26-07-2013 09:20pm
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Who Cares?
The Army works for the President, not the other way around. Morsi should have had his butt arrested.
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MuslimStudent
26-07-2013 02:45am
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Islam is large religion
Islam does not need protection from certain leader. I think Muslims should understand that for once and all. The Muslim countries should stop bloodshed in their countries. More Muslims are being killed by other Muslims everyday. It has to STOP. Morsi was elected to provide food, justice and development not to become a false prophet.
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medo
25-07-2013 09:57pm
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But I have to make some points and defend president Morsi in his absence until he returns... UNTIL HE RETURNS???? RETURNS TO WHERE??? THE PRISON CELL HE ESCAPED FROM DURING THE REVOLUTION??
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brian
25-07-2013 09:09pm
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Africa with the Brotherhood
The disgraceful treatment of President Morsi has been viewed with sadness by many on this continent.The Egyptian army receives its billions from the USA and therefore owes its loyalty to these bullies,whose main concern is the survival of Israel.
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Bill
25-07-2013 08:06pm
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Qandil, Katatni & Morsi, peas in a pod adrift in a sea of incompetence
The Morsi government fell not due to hatred of MB, but for just a few fundamental facts: Incompetence in choosing a path, issuing instructions, following through - in short, in governing, All three worked to extinguish what they viewed as objectionable Their followers reached out to grab their piece of the pie, corruption did not lessen They tried throttling Sawiris instead of creating a business oriented structure that would employ people They did not protect tourism (Semirams is one example) from attack They attempted first to please IMF while forsaking the poor, dependent on subsidies They did nothing to rescue Egyptians from the fuel/energy shortage Their unrealistic PR regarding wheat stocks, tourism figures, inflation, general security (car jackings, kidnaps in Cairo area, robberies & mini-riots in Cairo, Ain Sokhna, Ismailia) all led to rumors that undermined any credibility the MB might have built if only they'd not tried sugar coating or pushing detractors away from the table. That last point may have been mst crucial - Some within MB thought this was THEIR land, and THEIR land alone - a big reason I got fed up with Egypt and left after a quarter century of life behind Pharaoh's door. Sadly, I fear the worst is yet to come.
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