By Joseph Mayton
"CAIRO: Egyptian activists received a boost late on Friday as the founder of
the Constitution Party Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the Conference Party Amr
Moussa and founder of the Popular Current Party Hamdeen Sabahi all declared
their support and participation in the ongoing sit-in in Cairo’s Tahrir Square
until President Mohamed Morsi’s constitutional decree is revoked, spokesman of
the National Front for Salvation Hussein Abdel Ghani was quoted as saying.
It is the latest action by opposition leaders to continue pressure on Morsi
and the Muslim Brotherhood to listen to the people’s will over the decree and
the constitution, which Morsi is expected to approve on Saturday and put forward
for popular referendum.
Egypt’s constituent assembly finalized on Friday morning the draft
constitution by consensus.
The draft will be presented to President Morsi on Saturday in preparation for
putting it to a popular referendum.......
Egypt is facing a political impasse many say is similar to early days of the
January 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak."