Egyptian army offers President Mursi ultimatum

Egyptian army offers President Mursi ultimatum

The Army in Egypt has given President Mohammed Mursi an ultimatum, saying he has 48 hours to agree to share power, or the army will take action of its own.

It comes as hundreds of thousands of Egyptians continue to protest in Cairo, calling for President Mursi to stand down, one year after he came to power.

At least eight people have been killed in the protests so far, with dozens of others injured.

The armed forced have released the statement in dramatic footage on state television, declaring the nation is in danger and action must be taken.

The top US military officer, General Martine Dempsey, has reportedly called The Egyptian army’s Chief of Staff, to discuss the current situation.

US President Barack Obama has also urged the Egyptian government to work with the Opposition, saying the current political system clearly isn’t working.

He says while President Mursi was elected democratically, there are still people who feel as though their voices are not being heard.

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