2 December 2012

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.

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