Egypt leader offers consensus government to end crisis

Egypt leader offers consensus government to end crisis

An Egyptian protester waves the national flag outside the Ministry of Defense in Cairo on July 3, 2013 (AFP, Gianluigi Guercia)

An Egyptian protester waves the national flag outside the Ministry of Defense in Cairo on July 3, 2013 (AFP, Gianluigi Guercia)

AFP– Egypt’s embattled President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday proposed a consensus government as a way out of the country’s crisis, as an army deadline urging him to meet the people’s demands expired.

“The presidency envisions the formation of a consensus coalition government to oversee the next parliamentary election,” his office said in a statement on Facebook.

The army’s deadline to Morsi to meet the demands of his people or face army intervention ran out at 4:30 pm (1430 GMT).

Fears of widespread unrest have risen as supporters and opponents of the Islamist president took to the streets in their thousands.

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