14:17 09 July 2013
Adli Mansour, Egypt’s interim leader, has set a new timetable for election amidst pressure to restore democracy in the country after bloodshed. Adli decreed overnight that a parliament vote would be held in about six months and this will be followed by a presidential election.
The decree, which was issued on Monday, stated that a panel will be formed in 15 days to amend the constitution.
So far, the Muslim Brotherhood has made no public comment on the proposed timetable.
Until presidential election comes, it is understood the focus will remain on trying to prevent another explosion of violence.
It is understood that on Monday, Egypt saw the worst bloodshed since ex-president Morsi was removed from office. The army fired outside Cairo’s Republican Guard barracks, as reportedly they believed that Morsi was being held there.
Protesters said that the attack happened while they were conducting peaceful dawn prayers. Meanwhile, the army said that it responded to an armed provocation.
The Muslim Brotherhood said that the number of dead reached 53 and said that children were among the victims.
Meanwhile, the United States has condemned the violence in Egypt, calling for maximum constraints.
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