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Egyptian military and opposition in talks to unseat President Morsi

July 4, 2013
Egypt’s military looked poised to force the country’s first Islamist president from power today, as Army chiefs met opposition leaders in Cairo to discuss a roadmap to fresh elections following days of violent protests.

With hours to go before the army’s deadline for President Morsi to compromise in the face of violent demonstrations, military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met opposition negotiator Mohamed El Baradei and Sunni Muslim and Coptic Christian leaders for talks.

The discussions were designed to thrash out the details of the military’s roadmap which it had threatened to impose at 4.30pm today unless Mr Morsi agrees to early polls.

Read the full story in The Times
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