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.