Egyptian army 'will suspend constitution'
The Egyptian military has drawn up a plan to suspend the Islamist-backed constitution, dissolve the Islamist-dominated parliament, and set up an interim administration if President Mohammed Morsi fails to reach a solution with his opponents, the state news agency says.
The report provides the first details of the road map the military has said it will implement if a deadline it set for tomrrow runs out with no solution.
A retired army general with close ties to the military confirmed the report.
Hossam Sweilam said a panel of experts would draft a new constitution and the interim administration would be a presidential council led by the Supreme Constitutional Court’s chief justice and including the defence minister, representatives of political parties, youth groups, Al-Azhar Mosque and the Coptic Church.
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