Egypt's Fahmy says government transition to end by next spring
The Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy announced Saturday that Egypt's governmental transition will end "by next spring," according to Reuters.
The transition calls for new parliamentary and presidential elections to replace the leaders of the current interim government that was established after the Egyptian army ousted Mohammed Morsi in July.
A roadmap to guide this transition process has so far been "successful" in establishing "principles of justice, freedom and democracy, as a basis of governance" as well as creating the space to allow the implementation of new elections, says Fahmy.
However, the Reuters report described recent violence in Egypt since Morsi's ouster as "some of the worst" Egypt has seen in its modern history. More than 1,000 people have been killed since Egyptian security officials cracked down on pro-Morsi camps in Cairo in mid-August.
Egypt's emergency law after the clashes was extended for the month of September in light of continuing violence in the country.