Morsi is definitely feeling the pressure after the protestors broke out Sunday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square demanding the president resign after just one-year in office.
Protesters who toppled Hosni Mubarak, the former president, two years ago said that if Morsi didn’t quit today, they would continue to march on the presidential palace.
And they kept their promise. The people of Cairo and Egypt feel that democratically elected, Morsi, failed to solve or improve any of the country’s crises during his one-year term in office.
In a matter of weeks, the Egyptian president lost a significant amount of support as “ministers tendered resignations, a top military advisor quit and Egypt’s police threw its weight behind the military”, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Matt Bradley and Reem Abdellatif.
The military gave a vague ultimatum for the president to meet the people’s demands, without specifying exactly what they were. The consequence of not meeting those demands would involve the military enforcing their own “road map” for solving the crisis.
On the other hand, the president’s Islamist allies promised to take to the streets to stop a potential “military coup” due to the military backing of protestors.
Morsi’s allies in the Muslim brotherhood “rallied in half a dozen cities to denounce the threat of a military takeover, a reminder that the group remains a potent force unwilling to give up the power it has waited 80 years to wield”, according to the New York Times’ David D. Kirkpatrick, Ben Hubbard & Kareem Fahim.
This battle to control and have power over the people between the president and the military seems to demean the voice of the people. The people of Egypt are very strong and fearless in terms of speaking out; they use their rights as human beings to the greatest extent and for that they have power.
The people of Egypt seem to speak vicariously through the military, which will hopefully agree with the people’s true demands in the long run.
An interesting factor in this entire controversial event is the United States government’s response where President Barack Obama stated, “What is clear right now is that although Mr. Morsi was elected democratically, there’s more work to be done to create the conditions in which everybody feels that their voices are heard,” Mr. Obama said in Dar es Salaam Tanzania (WSJ).
Mr. Obama said the U.S. does not support any specific Egyptian politician. Meanwhile, a person close to Mr. Morsi said via text message, “adding that the military wouldn’t have announced such an ultimatum without the blessing of the Obama administration” (WSJ).
The controversial crisis in Cairo threatens the relationship between two nations; however, the people must be heard and decisions should be made to ultimately benefit the good of the people.
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