- The opposition's rejection of dialogue exposes the depth of the political divisions currently engulfing Egypt, and the continued inability of the establishment to forge a broad national consensus.
- The political stalemate is matched by continued street violence as protesters defied a state-imposed curfew to continue to vent their anger at the president.
- Tension and unrest are likely to persist until at least 6 February, the second anniversary of the removal of former president Hosni Mubarak. Should Morsi continue struggling to gain control of events by then, more serious widespread unrest cannot be ruled out..
Egyptian opposition parties on 28 January rejected President Mohamed Morsi's call for a national dialogue on the new crisis currently gripping the country.
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