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Fifteen minutes after the top of the hour celebrations in Cairo -- the military -- -- Egyptian president Morsi.
After she rejected.
A 48 hour ultimatum given by the army to get out basically.
We're seeing now replaced by the Chief Justice of the constitutional court while their constitution remain suspended.
So what listening for the country going forward -- how will this impact the United States.
Joining me now foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal Brett -- good morning to -- When critics -- get up bright and early on our holiday here ironically Independence Day for us is -- independence for Egypt as well.
Well it's deliverance from an Islamist government with totalitarian aspirations you -- you just referenced the constitution that's been suspended.
That was ram through just a few months ago and was Islamist -- -- really -- constitution so we should.
Pretend that it's something like our constitution that has now been.
Suspended there's a reason you see so many millions of egyptians celebrating the streets.
These last couple days.
And yet some editorials this morning are saying you know maybe in the country shouldn't just let this play out since -- he was democratically elected.
Let it play out to the next election OK if you get a horrible job and unemployment continued to be a big huge problem that country in economic kind of downturn.
Then maybe they would just vote in somebody else instead of the military taking -- well.
In some ways this may be a blessing in disguise for the Muslim Brotherhood because power is a poisoned chalice in Egypt and whoever takes power -- to entry from it.
That being said if you're an average Egyptian you're standing in -- you're waiting gas lines that are sort of -- All day there's a possibility of major food shortages the running out of foreign exchange reserves and -- has three years to go in -- constitutional term.
Three years is a long way for ordinary egyptians to be made to wait so what to expect for this transition period they're calling it.
Transition what does that mean weeks months a year when nobody knows and you know the powers when the problem is when you take power and he tends -- -- -- and hold onto it and that's a concern and that's and that's the real concern I mean in general so CC the new man in charge -- in in effect.
Would be very -- move very quickly too early elections.
To make those elections inclusive to try to draft to constitution.
Which doesn't favor the islamists which in fact makes it more difficult for them to -- to seize power but you know when you have the taste in your mouth.
It's hard Politico.
Is it difficult also to find a candidate that actually wouldn't have that makes.
Of religion and politics it's different in that part of the world than in America because religion is politics well I mean it the.
Yes and no I mean the Muslim Brotherhood managed to get fifty point 1% of the vote a year ago which was a high water mark for them there's no question the Islamist.
At least at the time -- the most unified.
Political party -- are also lots of secularist parties except they were divided.
So they can come together around some unifying figure -- -- Mohamed ElBaradei not my cup of tea but nonetheless.
A Nobel Peace Prize winner former UN you and figure someone like that they might find a leader who will gain.
Secular support and my team to -- and -- at least some business weren't willing to take to the streets.
We'll continue to watch just says it develops by the hour Brett -- thanks much.
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