Egypt presidency gives no ground in last-minute statement

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 03, 2013 11:00 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian presidency said on Wednesday a coalition government should be part of a solution to the country's political standoff but appeared to offer no new compromises as a deadline set by the army for a powersharing agreement elapsed.

A statement reiterated that President Mohamed Mursi held opposition parties responsible for obstructing a political initiative that would also set up a panel to prepare amendments to the constitution passed into law last December.

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(Reporting by Tom Perry/Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Alastair Macdonald)