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7/2/13

Egypt - Back to square one as president Morsi rejects army's 48-hour ultimatum

Egypt's president has rejected an army ultimatum that the country's crisis be resolved by Wednesday, amid deadly protests across the capital.

Mohammed Morsi insisted on his constitutional legitimacy as president and said he would not be dictated to.
It is clear he expects the military to depose him in the coming hours, says the BBC's Aleem Maqbool in Cairo.

The army earlier leaked details of its draft "roadmap" for Egypt's future to the BBC.
The plan would see new presidential elections, the suspension of the new constitution and the dissolution of parliament.

Read more: BBC News - Egypt's Morsi rejects army's 48-hour ultimatum

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