CAIRO, Egypt (CBS) -- Egypt's main opposition coalition will not join a national dialogue called for Monday by President Mohamed Mursi because the group wants a list of conditions to be met first, members said.
Mursi invited his allies and rivals to talks at 6 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) on Monday to try and resolve a political crisis and end violence on the streets. Five days of unrest have led to 50 deaths.
Egypt's National Salvation Front rejected a similar call for dialogue last year during another period of unrest.
"In short, we will not go to the dialogue today. We will send a message to the Egyptian people and to the president of the republic of what we think are the essentials of dialogue. If he agrees to them, we are ready for dialogue," coalition member Mohamed ElBaradei told a news conference after the Front's members met in Cairo to discuss the invitation.
The coalition's conditions included a demand that Mursi accepts responsibility for the bloodshed and agrees to form a government of national salvation.
"We will accept dialogue only if the president announces in an address to the Egyptian people what we think are essentials and guarantees for seriousness. And the first [point] of that is that the president of the republic announces his full political responsibility for the bloodshed of the Egyptian people," said politician Hamdeen Sabahy.
Opposition politicians were enraged late last year when Mursi issued a decree awarding himself extra powers that the president's allies said were essential to help push Egypt's transition forward. Rivals saw it as a blatant power grab.
Opposition politicians were particularly angered that they had not been given any indication of Mursi's plans for such a sweeping move in their individual talks with him shortly before the decree was issued.
After the decree, Mursi fast-tracked an Islamist-tinged constitution through a referendum, further enraging his opponents who accused him of reneging on his pledge to be a president for all Egyptians.
A man was shot dead during protests near Tahrir square in Egypt on Monday, in a fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in parts of the country.
Throughout the day police fired volleys of teargas at stone-throwing protesters along the Nile river near Tahrir Square, the focal point of the anti-Mubarak uprising.
A 46-year-old bystander was killed by a gunshot, a security source said, but it was not clear who opened fire.
Protests turned violent in cities across Egypt on Jan. 25, the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak, and they have continued largely unabated.