Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Live From Egypt - The Celebration!!
It's official. Defense minister and army chief General al-Sissi has announced that the Islamist constitution has been suspended, Morsi has been removed (he's been jailed in an undisclosed location) and that that the chief of the Constitutional court would be named as civilian head of government during a transitional period before another election. Under the army's control, of course, although al-Sissi didn't say that.
My sources tell me that period will likely be anywhere from 9 months to a year.
Al-Sissi said the new government would be “diverse and include all the people,” and that the constitution would be revised to reverse changes made by the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohammed Morsi.
Travel bans have been imposed on Morsi and the top figures from the Muslim Brotherhood including its chief Mohammed Badie and his deputy Khairat el-Shater.