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Report: Morsi to resign or be toppled within hours

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Reuters [1]
July 3, 2013

CAIRO – Egypt’s state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said it expected President Mohamed Morsi would either step down or be removed from office on Wednesday when a deadline set by the army for resolving the country’s political crisis expires.

Egypt’s flagship state daily said an army road map for the future would set up a three-member presidential council to be chaired by the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court.

“Al-Ahram learnt that with the end of the 48-hour period set by the armed forces … it is expected in the hours that follow it, one of two things: either Morsi announces his resignation himself, or the declaration of his removal through the road map for the future set out by the armed forces,” it said.

Al-Ahram said the road map would set up a neutral transitional government to be headed by a military leader. The transitional period would last nine to 12 months in which a new constitution would be drafted to set out a path to presidential elections.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Morsi-army-ready-for-showdown-in-final-hours-318525

[2] Egyptian Military Ousts Morsi, Suspends Constitution: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egyptian-military-ousts-morsi-suspends-constitution.html

[3] Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi calls for closer Iran ties: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypts-mohammed-morsi-calls-for-closer-iran-ties.html

[4] Egypt turmoil: Morsi supporters defy removal threats: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-turmoil-morsi-supporters-defy-removal-threats.html

[5] Mansour sworn in as Egyptian head of state; Morsi held by army; at least 14 killed in clashes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mansour-sworn-in-as-egyptian-head-of-state-morsi-held-by-army-at-least-14-killed-in-clashes.html

[6] Obama scrambles to save Morsi after Muslim Brotherhood rejects Egyptian army ultimatum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-scrambles-to-save-morsi-after-muslim-brotherhood-rejects-egyptian-army-ultimatum.html

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