22 November 2012

Egypt: President Mursi Assumes Sweeping Powers

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

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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