Yesterday the Armed Forces of Egypt gave the ultimatum to Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, to share his power. The order called on politicians to reach an agreement that defines the future of the country within the next 48-hours.
The military statement broadcasted by state television, said the nation is in danger after millions of Egyptians took to the streets last Sunday, June 30, to demand that Morsi resign and the ruling party’s Muslim Brotherhood offices were looted.
“If the people’s demands are not met within the defined period it will become the duty (of the Armed Forces to) announce a roadmap for the future,” said the statement. The website Tamarod (rebellion in Arabic) gave the ultimatum that gives Morsi until Tuesday July 2 at 17h00 (10h00 in Ecuador) to step down and make way for state institutions to prepare an early presidential election.
Meanwhile the Egyptian President rejected the Army ultimatum saying it was not consulted on the matter and will continue with its agenda for national reconciliation.