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Bloody reset for Egypt's revolution

July 8th, 2013
06:06 PM ET

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour spoke with opposition spokesman Khaled Dawoud, on Monday, about the possibilities of forming of an interim government in Egypt, following the ouster of Egypt's first democratically elected president.

“What happened today basically rearranged the entire order of events,” Dawoud told Amanpour about the shooting at the Republican Guard headquarters. “The priority right now is to stop the violence. “We still think we can reach a compromise with the Al-Nour party or even the Muslim Brotherhood itself.”

After the shootings, the Al-Nour party - which supported Morsy's ouster - withdrew from all talks about forming an interim government, a party spokesman Nader Bakkar said. Though Dawoud claimed to Amanpour that his group anti-Morsy coalition is “continuing talks” with the Al-Nour party. 

“Right now, unfortunately, the issue is more like stopping violence and restoring peace, rather than the cabinet. And we still hope, because you cannot deny that on June 30 nearly 15 to 20 million Egyptians came out all over Egypt and demanded the departure of Mr. Morsy.”

The candidate for prime minister has been stalled due to the shootings on Monday morning and because of reservations from the Al-Nour party, according to Dawoud.

“We’re obviously in as state of deadlock and a near civil war because of Morsy’s policies,” Dawoud said. “So we want another chance, in which the Muslim Brotherhood would participate and Al-Nour would participate.”

Talks of a temporary constitutional declaration give Dawoud hope. He described that measure as possibly being a short transitional period that would quickly lead to Egyptians returning to the ballot box.


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  1. Shayn Roby

    Reblogged this on shaynroby and commented:
    Shayn Roby's Take: Khaled Dawoud, spokesman for the anti-Morsi coalition says that the Muslim Brotherhood is calling on its members to avenge Morsi's removal with martyrdom.

    July 9, 2013 at 12:15 am | Reply
  2. phelpstar

    What a shame! The Muslim Brothers' 52 people massacred during the prayers and Amanpour is trying to cover the truth interviewing the opposition, showing few stones thrown by unknowns in an unknown place. This last few months are enough to finish your career Christiane.

    July 9, 2013 at 2:23 am | Reply
  3. Egypt Report

    First of all, the election of the MB was fraught with fraud and deception. It was only to avoid blood shed that the military agreed to let them take charge in 2012.

    Second, once they took charge, they systematically pushed out all other groups in a blatant grab for absolute power.

    Thirdly, through deals with the US, they diverted significant resources to Gaza and Hamas with the intent of using part of the Sinai. as a new Palestine in exchange for $8 billion channeled through Qatar with the support of the US. This resulted in shortage. s of fuel, electricity and food all of which have suddenly reappeared in Egypt since the fall of the MB.

    Fourth, The impeachment of Mursi by popular will was supported on June 30 by 17 million Egyians in the streets and on July 7 by 33 MILLION in the streets again to show support for the military.

    Finally, The recent deaths were the result of the MB attacking the military with guns, snipers and fire bombs in a well organized and planned attack to discredit the military.

    The western press is being effectively spun by the MB without finding out the facts.

    July 9, 2013 at 7:51 am | Reply
  4. Marwan Khattab

    Mrs. Christiane, first I want to say that I had worked with Mrs. Tracey Holmes in Singapore 3 years ago in a media team (best regards to her), and as an Egyptian I know what's happening in Egypt more than others do....what happened in Egypt is a public revolution against economic failure & political monopoly by the Muslim Brotherhood(MB).
    And in Egypt, for thousands of years, the army is with the people & their will....and this was clear across Egyptian history.
    Second, during 1970s, many countries -including the USA- considered the MB a radical organisation that supports ethical discrimination, so why they are currently supporting it, by saying that this is a coup not a revolution.
    Third, Egyptians who voted for Morsi before knew that their choice was wrong, so they decided to correct their mistake and they're out in streets to say "Our choice is wrong & Morsi of MBrotherhood failed as a president".
    Finally, Don't believe allegations about violent crimes by Egyptian Police or Army because they pay their lives to protect all Egyptians, so they won't harm any of them, whoever he is.

    If you want to know more about what's happening in Egypt, you've my Email & my cell phone is +002 01005865906

    July 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Reply
  5. felix ogugbuaja

    I think that pushing out an unpopular president of a country by a popular will is democratic. The army did well by selecting a civilian to run a transitional government that will usher in a democratic rule by holding elections. But if the parties refuse to accept this change, then perhaps, they are going to face an unavoidable civil war.

    July 10, 2013 at 6:26 am | Reply

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