Egypt: President Mursi Assumes Sweeping Powers

Photo: Khaled Moussa al-Omrani/IPS.
Morsi supporters celebrating his victory in Cairo's Tahrir Square. (file photo)

Cairo — Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has issued a declaration preventing anyone from challenging his decrees, laws and decisions.

This means that no court can dissolve the constituent assembly, which is drawing up a new constitution.

President Mursi has also sacked his chief prosecutor and ordered the re-trial of officers accused of attacking protesters under Hosni Mubarak.

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