Egypt : The New Roadmap of the June30 Coup on popular Demand
And here is the new roadmap proposed by the army sans Morsi after a very long day. Yes the army ousted Morsi. Yes it is a coup according to all international and political science standards but it is a coup on the popular demand. The millions were asking for it in our streets for the past 4 days. I heard by own ears from the protesters. This is what the people want and they are happy with it.
Here is the roadmap :
This roadmap actually is the result of several roadmaps proposed by different political parties and movements including Tamaroud and April 6 Youth as well Al Nour Party.Of course this roadmap was announced after hours of talks with political and religious figures. Among the political figures that attended the meeting with the army and reached to that map : Mohamed ElBaradei , Tamourd’s Mohamed Abdel Aziz and Mahmoud Badr and Sakina Fouad. Interestingly there were members from Al Nour party in the meeting. Now we know that Al Nour party will be there. Already also part of the roadmap was proposed for months by Al Nour. Politically speaking Al Nour party may lose a lot of its supporters due to this move. In fact it had lost some of its base. There were religious figures too as well. The Pope of the Orthodox Church and the Sheikh of Al Azhar were there to represent the Egyptian people. These people appeared in El Sisi’s video and some of them addressed the public and the world like ElBaradei and the religious figures of Egypt to send one message : It is not a military coup.
The army knows the international back lash and thus they needed someone like ElBaradei to speak to the world. Personally I believe ElBaradei is gambling and if he fails in achieving a true democratic reform in Egypt then I am afraid he will be remembered as some one who joined a coup against elected president. I know Dr. ElBaradei’s intentions and actually many January 25 revolutionaries are happy that he appeared in the picture and stated that what happened on June 30 is a continuation for 25 January revolution and its goals seeking social media , By the way the army and national TV are airing speeches of those public figures. Now Morsi is ousted , he became a second ex-president of Egypt. Morsi has also addressed a message to the people.I do not know from where but he is asking the people to refuse the coup
On the other hand the Islamist TV channels including Misr 25 , Al Hafez and Al Nas have been closed suddenly. There are conflicting reports about why they were closed. Nevertheless it is a bad message to close the TV channels, it sends a bad message to the world especially the world sees that you have got a coup. Al Jazeera Mubshar Misr was once against closed by military police. Clashes erupted between security forces and Morsi’s supporters in Minya , Assuit andMatrouh. Not less than 6 died in the clashes including 5 alone in Matrouh in clashes between tribes and the army. I saw this coming in Matrouh considering the Salafist trend and its strength there as well the spread of the arm thanks to Libya.--------------------------------------------------------------------
Egypt's army chief has ousted President Mohamed Morsi and dissolved the country's constitution in a move aimed at resolving the country’s debilitating political crisis.
General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made the announcement on state television on Wednesday. Sisi also said that new parliamentary elections will be held, and declared head of Supreme Constitutional Court Adli Mansour as the caretaker leader. The army announced the roadmap hours after its two-day ultimatum to Morsi came to an end. Sisi said that the army was fulfilling its "historic responsibility" to protect the country, and Morsi had "failed to meet the demands of the Egyptian people." There is no indication of Morsi's current whereabouts.
The army chief’s announcement triggered jubilation and fireworks in the streets of Cairo. Elsewhere in the city, Morsi’s supporters shouted “No to military rule.” In a statement posted on the presidential Facebook, Morsi denounced the army’s move as a "military coup,” asking the Egyptians to "abide by the constitution and the law and not to respond to this coup.” Meanwhile, opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei said the roadmap announced by Sisi “meets the people's demands for early presidential elections.” Egypt's second largest Islamist group, the al-Nour Party, also said it agreed to the army roadmap in order to put an end to the country’s political crisis.