“The Presidency is taking some practical steps for activating the national reconciliation…We note that the statement of the High Command of the Armed Forces (HCAF) was not revised by the President…Some of the words in that statement could baffle the national scene.” This was a statement issued by the Egyptian Presidency in the early hours of July 2. It basically says: that president will resist a coup. And both sides have support on the ground.
If Mursi survives, he will have to rely on the army as a guarantor of safety and of the whole unfolding political process, as well as on his supporters to mobilize.Omar Ashour
Additionally, the lack of tangible “quick wins” on the street level fuelled the anger against the incumbent president. The average Egyptian citizen heard wild promises from all of the presidential candidates, and he or she did expect delivery from the incumbent. The lack of significant achievement, such as resolving the gas and the electricity crises, did help in the massive anti-Mursi mobilization. The incompetence mattered.