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Nour Party says agreed to army road map so Egypt avoids conflict

Protesters, who are against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, react in Tahrir Square in Cairo July 3, 2013. Egypt's armed forces overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders. A statement published in Mursi's name on his official Facebook page after Egypt's armed forces General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's speech said the measures announced amounted to "a full military coup

CAIRO: Egypt's second-biggest Islamist party said on Wednesday it agreed to an army political "road map" that suspends the constitution so that the country can avoid conflict.

The road map appoints the head of the constitutional court as interim head of state, replacing the Muslim Brotherhood's President Mohamed Mursi.

"We took this position and we took these decisions only so we stop the bloodshed of our people," Galal Murra, Nour's secretary general, said in a televised broadcast.

 

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