Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

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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