Egypt: President Will Reassure Judges Soon

Vice-President Mahmoud Mekki described on Saturday 1/12/2012 the anger of judges over their independence after President Mohamed Morsi's recent constitutional declaration as "normal".

Mekki, who was speaking following Morsi's meeting with the constituent assembly members, ruled out the possibility that judges will implement their threat not to supervise a referendum slated for December 15 on the new constitution.

President Morsi will reassure judges and all sects of the Egyptian people soon, Mekki said, asserting that Morsi did not use the power of legislation that was handed over to him 3 months ago but in minimalistic. Morsi will remove all fears of anything, Mekki said, adding that the dialogue with the judges is permanent and continuous to remove these fears.

Copyright © 2012 Egypt State Information Service. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.