Egyptian President Assumes Legislative Powers, Fires Tantawi


Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi has cancelled the military's constitutional decrees that limited presidential powers - and retired army chief Hussein Tantawi.
  • Egypt:  Mursi Ousts Army Chief

    Aswat Masriya, 12 August 2012

    President Mohamed Mursi ordered a surprise reshuffle on Sunday including retiring Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and appointing a vice-president. read more »

Former Minister of Defense of Egypt Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, right, is escorted by Commander of Troops Lt. Col. Mark Armstrong, U.S. Army, and Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, left, as he inspects the joint service honor guard during a military full honor arrival ceremony at the Pentagon. (file photo)

  • Egypt:  Mursi Reverses Army Declaration

    Aswat Masriya, 12 August 2012

    President Mohamed Mursi has the right to annul the complementary constitutional declaration as an elected president, Minister of Justice Judge Ahmed Mekki told Aswat Masriya on ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Mursi Assumes Legislative Power

    Aswat Masriya, 12 August 2012

    Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi decided to assume legislative power, reversing constitutional decrees issued by the military council in June, said his spokesman on Sunday. read more »

  • Egypt:  Breaking - Mursi Retires Tantawi and Anan

    Aswat Masriya, 12 August 2012

    Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi ordered the retirement of Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and his deputy Sami Anan, said Mursi's spokesman Yasser Ali on Sunday. read more »

  • Egypt:  No Negative Reactions From Armed Forces Towards Mursi's Decisions - Military Source

    Aswat Masriya, 12 August 2012

    A military source denied there were negative reactions from the armed forces towards President Mohamed Mursi's on Sunday to order top army generals to retire. read more »

  • Egypt:  Pro-Mursi Demonstrations in Tahrir, At Presidential Palace

    Aswat Masriya, 12 August 2012

    Hundreds of political powers' supporters demonstrated in Cairo's Tahrir square and in front of the presidential palace on Sunday evening in support of the decisions President ... read more »

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