@11:15 AM Cairo local timeField Marshal Tantawy is going to have a press conference soon today after meeting a group of presidential candidates and political figures at 1 PM.
Political revolutionary powers headed by revolution youth coalition have called for a million man protest at Tahrir square at 4 PM today. It is being called “The Revolutionary legitimacy”
The Revolution Youth coalition has published its demanded on their FB page and they are as follows :
- An immediate trial for those involved in killing the protesters regardless of its position
- Forming a national salvation government with complete SCAF’s political and economic powers to rule for the rest of the transitional period
- Rejecting Kamel El Ganzoury’s government
- Starting a complete restructuring for the ministry of interior and disbanding the central security forces
@12:01 PM Cairo Local timeTantawy will have a press conference attended by the military correspondents only. Al Masryeen Al Ahrar party and its founder Naguib Sawiris are among the parties invited to Tantawy’s meeting.Potential Presidential candidate Abu El Fatouh has announced that he is boycotting the meeting with Tantawy.
Abu El Fatouh said on his twitter account :
I apologize for the meeting held by SCAF on Sunday.Al Masry Al Youm and Al Arabiya began to publish quotes from Tantawy , we do not know if this is from the press conference or not.
Tantawy says that the army’s position in the upcoming constitution will be the same as in the old constitution of 1971Al Arabiya :
Tantawy Says : We will not let anyone or any party to press the armed forces.Egyptian TV :
Tantawy says : Elections are on time
@12:41 PM Cairo local timeAnd Tantawy says that the Ganzoury’s cabinet is temporary and will have full powers as well full support.He also added that the ministry of interior will secure the elections and the armed forces will support it. He also revealed that he met ElBaradei and Moussa by their own request.
In other words the military want El Ganzoury for now. Of course El Ganzoury can fail in finding ministers in this week and the
You can follow Al Masry Al Youm live broadcast from Tahrir square especially after 4 PM to see the square.
News that Hamdeen Sabhi is going to boycott the meeting with Tantawy. Of course I do not need to guess that El Wafd and El Tagammu parties are going to attend the meeting.
@1:04 PM Cairo Local timeInterestingly enough we knew from reliable sources that one of the current Ganzoury’s assistant is none other than
Also the Muslim brotherhood group is ready for a fight with SCAF over the right of the parliament to form the cabinet.
Mahmoud Ghozlan , the MB spokesperson told Al Masry Al Youm that the upcoming parliament should form the cabinet because it will represent the people.
Yesterday Major General Mamdouh Shahin said on TV that the parliament will not form the government. Honestly the secular powers in Egypt plus some liberal groups will be relieved to know that considering how much they are scared from the MB.
The MB is expected to have a majority and according to the currently constitutional declaration the parliament does not have the right to form the cabinet.
@1:13 PM Cairo Local timeThis is from Reuters :
Egypt's military ruler warns of "extremely grave" consequences if no end found for crisis
@7 : 24 PM Cairo local timeWell it was raining heavily in Cairo , I do not know how it is affecting Tahrir square , already bunch of thousands showed up for the million man protest at Tahrir square.
News about meetings between potential presidential candidates from one side and SCAF with political figures and prominent personalities from another side to reach for an agreement for that so called advisory council.
The protesters in Tahrir square want tents against rain.
Rainy weathers and elections tomorrow , it is a busy day for a busy week in a busy critical period.