President Mohamed Morsy said on Thursday 16/08/2012 that he is not going to use his legislative powers except on matters of urgent necessity, adding these powers will expire as soon as the new constitution is adopted.
"The freedoms of thought and expression are guaranteed for all but on the other hard the citizens must respect the law," said Morsy during a meeting with chief of judicial institutions and members of the Supreme Judicial Council at the presidential palace.
The president denied reports that judicial institutions will be merged in the future or that some of their powers will be diminished.
"The second republic and the new system of power in Egypt will never allow the president to use his executive powers to interfere in the judicial branch," said Morsy.
The meeting, attended by Vice President Mohmoud Mekki, is the third of its kind between the president and justice officials.
Morsy said that the post of president is "the guard of justice's independency."
"All what have been circulated about diminishing the judiciary are mere rumors," said Morsy.
The meeting also took up the current political situation in the country. Presidential Spokesman Yasser Ali said that 49 symbols of national and political powers expressed support of President Mohamed Morsy's late decisions. Among those politicians were Abou Elela Mady, Essam Sultan, Amr Hamzawy, Pakinam El Sharkawy, Abou El-Ghar and el-Sayed el-Badawy.
Ali pointed out that Morsy told them about the reflections of his late decisions on the political scene in Egypt. He added that Morsy listened to their comments and suggestions about the national action program during the coming phase. For their part, they expressed support of current campaigns aiming at chasing terrorists and criminals in Sinai.
On the other hand, President Morsy will issued a decree to release 58 detainees after the committee, formed by Amin al Mahdy to review all the cases of prisoners sentenced by military courts, finished searching their files, said Ali.
Furthermore, Morsy asserted his keenness on improving combat efficiency of the Armed Forces, Ali said. Ali noted that Morsy called on the new members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to improve living conditions of the armed forces. This came in Morsy's Iftar banquet with the new line-up of the military council at the presidential palace headquarters.
President Morsy approved a cabinet decision dropping the debts of small farmers who owe not more than 10,000 pounds to the Principal Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit. Presidential Spokesman Yasser Ali said the government will pay 107 million pounds to put this decision into effect. About 42,000 farmers will benefit from this decision, 4,000 of them from Sinai with a debt of 122 million pounds.