Morsi offers ‘temporary unity government,’ but no mention of stepping down

In a statement published on the website of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice party, the presidency seems to reject the army’s ultimatum. It calls for national reconciliation, accusing “a number of political parties” of rejecting all government calls for national dialogue.

The statement calls for the formation of a “temporary unity government” pending parliamentary elections in the coming months. The new parliament will decide on a new prime minister. No word in the statement about the president resigning.

“Those who believe that Egypt will turn back and the constitutional legitimacy will be destroyed are mistaken. The legitimacy of force will not be applied to the brave Egyptian people,” reads the statement.

(Elhanan Miller)

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