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Amr Moussa says ‘30th June’ will be Brotherhood’s last day

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Leader of the Egyptian opposition National Salvation Front (NSF), Amr Moussa, warned the Muslim Brotherhood that June 30, 2013 will be their last day, Almasry Alyoum quoted him saying on Saturday.

Moussa said his meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood’s first deputy Khairat al-Shater last week was to send a “clear” message that “the current status quo cannot continue as it is not acceptable.”

Egypt’s opposition is planning a big protest on June 30 to call for early presidential elections.

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, who is the head of the Freedom and Justice party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, assumed office on 30 June, 2012.

He won elections by 51.7 percent against Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

Meanwhile, the secular Ghad El-Thawora party helped arrange the meeting between the former Arab League secretary general and Shater last Wednesday.

Ghad El-Thawra head, Ahmed Nour, received both Moussa and Shater at his residence.

Head of Ghad El-Thawra’s political office said that his party helped the opposition leader to communicate and express his desire for dialogue in order to solve political problems in the country.

The meeting sparked controversy as it was arranged without the knowledge of the NSF’s leadership.