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Morsi Addresses Egypt

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi spoke out Tuesday evening amid calls for his resignation and an ultimatum from the army to resolve the crisis unfolding across the country. “I’m not clinging to the seat of power,” Morsi said, according to the translation. “However ... I was selected and elected by the people in fair and transparent elections.” Morsi said he has no choice but to shoulder the responsibility of the country’s Constitution. He repeatedly stated that he was legitimately elected as president. “I will stand up with all the power and resources. I have to stop any who attempt to shed a drop of blood and drive a wedge among the people or act in violence,” he added. It doesn't appear as though Morsi won over many of his critics. Egyptians were in the cafés of Cairo shouting expletives at the president and mocking his use of the word “legitimacy.”