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Africa North
Egypt's Morsi Urges Opposition to Engage After Constitution Enacted
2012-12-27
[VOA News] Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is urging opposition groups to join him in a dialogue about the country's future after he signed into law a new constitution that those groups bitterly oppose.
Don't you usually have that dialogue before you write a constitution and not after?
In a televised address late Wednesday, Morsi said the government and the opposition must cooperate to enable Egypt to solve what he called its "huge" economic problems.

In a conciliatory gesture, Morsi said he takes responsibility for "mistakes" made by his six-month-old government in trying to expedite a transition to democracy. Liberal groups criticized the Islamist president for unilaterally boosting his powers last month to ensure that a panel of fellow Islamists could finish drafting the constitution and submit it to a popular referendum without being challenged by the judiciary.
Posted by:Fred

#3  "We won. Get over it."
Posted by: Mullah Richard   2012-12-27 08:33  

#2  In case the opponents haven't made themselves known announce your presence now so those nails can be happered down.
Posted by: AlanC   2012-12-27 07:32  

#1  Morsi actually closed his conciliatory remarks quoting a nice Chinese poem:
"Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend."
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660   2012-12-27 06:04  

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