Mohamed Morsi Breaking News: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Rejects Transition Plan

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood rejected a new timetable announced by the military-backed interim leadership that sets a fast track for amending the Islamist-drafted constitution and holding new parliamentary and presidential elections by early next year. Egypt's interim leadership laid out a fast-track timetable to elect a new president and parliament by early next year, in a move that is almost certain to deepen the anger of ousted President Mohammed Morsi's supporters, but could ease Western concerns about the future of democracy in the key Arab nation. Under the plan put forward by the interim president, two panels would be appointed to make amendments to the Islamist-backed constitution passed under Morsi's government. Egyptian soldiers and police guarding a military building opened fire on supporters of the ousted president in bloodshed that claimed at least 40 lives, plunging the divided country deeper into crisis with calls by Islamists for all-out rebellion against the army.

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