Egypt's interim president holds meeting over constitutional decree

Ahram Online, Saturday 6 Jul 2013

Fast at work after the military deposed Brotherhood-fielded Morsi, political forces meet interim president Adly Mansour to discuss post-Morsi roadmap

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour (Photo: AP)

Just after the army deposed Brotherhood-fielded president Morsi, Egypt’s interim president, Judge Adly Mahmoud Mansour meets with representatives of political forces and parties in addition to a delegation from the Rebel campaign on Saturday at the presidential palace.

The meeting is slated to discuss a new constitutional declaration in addition to proposals regarding the yet-to-be formed government and some of the army's terms mentioned in the speech by military chief Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi televised on Tuesday that deposed Morsi.

The dismissal wa s in response to four days of nationwide mass protests that demanded early presidential elections.

El-Sisi made the statement from a podium on television, flanked by national figures, including the Coptic Pope, Al-Azhar, major opposition figure ElBaradei and military figures.

The Rebel campaign, which is widely credited for its role in mobilising the anti-Morsi mass protests that led to his removal, is urging Egyptians to remain mobilised and continue protesting until Sunday, which they are planning as “the greatest nationwide rally in protection of revolution's gains.”

On Friday, Egypt’s interim president dissolved the Islamist-led Shura Council, appointed new security, political and constitutional advisors and appointed a new head of intelligence.

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