Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi's meeting with a parliamentary delegation, the Egypt-Saudi Arabia diplomatic crisis, the clashes in Abbasseya neighborhood, and the upcoming presidential race are the main topics discussed in Monday's newspapers.
Privately owned Al-Shorouk newspaper heads with "The Brotherhood loses the battle with Ganzouri." The accompanying story stating that the two-month struggle between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military over the Cabinet has ended, with Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri and the Cabinet remaining as it is with no change.
Brotherhood MPs — who hold a parliamentary plurality — had called for a ministerial reshuffle over the group's dissatisfaction with the Cabinet's performance, threatening to issue a no-confidence vote.
Meanwhile, Brotherhood-run newspaper Freedom and Justice and state-run Al-Akhbar run very similar stories concerning the meeting, saying the military acknowledges Parliament's right to form the assembly tasked with writing the new constitution. The stories claim there will be a meeting in a few days to solve the crisis. Al-Akhbar says the topics discussed in yesterday's meeting included several scenarios concerning the Cabinet, including its dismissal, the ministers' resignations and changes within it.
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