Egypt’s state flagship newspaper Al-Ahram reported Wednesday that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will either step down or be removed from office when the army’s deadline for resolving the political crisis arrives, according to Reuters.
“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 Mursi announces his resignation himself, or the declaration of his removal through the road map for the future set out by the armed forces,” the newspaper said, as quoted by Reuters.
The state newspaper reported the military’s “road map” for the country includes a neutral transition government headed by a military leader as well as a three-member presidential council chaired by the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court.
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