Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

22 November 2012

Egypt: Moussa Calls Political Forces to Urgent Meeting

Just five months after being sworn in as President, Egypt's leader, Mohamed Morsi, has made his most polarising decision to date. He's issued a ... ( Resource: Egyptian President Assumes Sweeping New Powers

Amr Moussa, head of the Conference Party, called on Thursday upon political powers to meet in order to take a stance regarding the constitutional declaration President Mohamed Mursi decreed today.

On Twitter, Moussa described Mursi's decisions as "a new massacre for the judiciary and a defiance of popular will".

These measures will result in "drastic developments" that require a unified stance from national powers, Moussa said.

Mursi issued a constitutional declaration on Thursday sacking the prosecutor-general and immunizing the Shura Council as well as his own decisions.

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