The Nour Party, Egypt’s second biggest Islamist force, said it opposed ElBaradei and threatened to withdraw its support for the military-backed overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday, which was the trigger
for the bloody unrest.

A youth activist who met interim head of state Adli Mansour said the two issues were linked.

Losing Nour’s backing would significantly weaken the position of the military, removing any Islamist support from the transition process, fiercely opposed by Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.