More than 1 million Egyptians have signed petitions urging the military to take over the country, the activist 25 January Revolutionaries Coalition claimed Wednesday.
The signatures are evidence that many citizens want the Muslim Brotherhood removed from power, said Tamer al-Gendy, the coalition's coordinator. He also claimed they provide legal and popular justification for the Army to take over and lead yet another transitional period during which a new constitution could be drafted and a national salvation government formed.
However, a Justice Ministry spokesperson said no more than 800,000 signatures have been submitted on officially notarized petitions.
Al-Masry Al-Youm / Egypt independent