7 December 2012

Egypt: Elbaradei Urges National Powers to Reject Mursi's Plea for Dialogue

President Mohamed Mursi has annulled a decree he issued last month expanding his powers, an official told a Cairo news conference. Al Jazeera's ... ( Resource: Egypt's Mursi Rescinds Controversial Decree )

Mohamed ElBaradei, founder of the Constitution Party, urged on Friday all national powers to reject President Mohamed Mursi's plea for national dialogue because "it lacks all basics of a real dialogue".

"I appeal to all national forces not to participate in dialogue that lacks all basics of a real dialogue," ElBaradei wrote on his Twitter account.

"We support dialogue that is not based on arm-twisting tactics or imposing a fait accompli," he added.

Mursi on Thursday called for a national dialogue on Saturday in an attempt to find a way out of the current crisis.

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