Egypt’s Brotherhood Rejects Vote

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday rejected the interim president’s timetable for elections, saying that a vote next year would bring the country “back to square one.” Meanwhile, opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has reportedly been named prime minister. This is all one day after 51 of ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s supporters were killed when the Egyptian Armed Forces allegedly opened fire on morning prayers, although the army insisted it was responding to an armed altercation. Interim President Adly Mansour on Monday called for a panel to be formed within 15 days to review the Constitution, constitutional amendments to be finalized within four months, parliamentary elections to be held in early 2014, and finally, presidential elections in about a year. Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, still has supporters within the Muslim Brotherhood, his political party.