Egyptian President Mursi Assumes Sweeping Powers

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has issued a declaration preventing anyone from challenging his decrees, laws and decisions - a move rejected as initiating a "new era of tyranny".

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  • Egypt:  Mursi Seizes Extraordinary Powers

    Aswat Masriya, 22 November 2012

    Amr Moussa, head of the Conference Party, called on Thursday upon political powers to meet in order to take a stance regarding the constitutional declaration President Mohamed ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Presidency to Announce Revolution Protection Act Shortly

    Aswat Masriya, 22 November 2012

    Egypt's presidency will announce the issuance of a revolution protection act shortly, presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said on Thursday. read more »

  • Egypt:  Revolution Aborted Until Further Notice - Elbaradei

    Aswat Masriya, 22 November 2012

    Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the Constitution Party, denounced on Thursday the constitutional declaration President Mohamed Mursi issued earlier today in addition to the decisions he ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Sabahi - Constitutional Decree Coup On Democracy

    Aswat Masriya, 22 November 2012

    Former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi described the constitutional declaration President Mohamed Mursi decreed on Thursday as a "coup on democracy and a monopoly of power". read more »

  • Egypt:  New Decree Does Not Restore Parliament - Presidential Spokesman

    Aswat Masriya, 22 November 2012

    "The new constitutional declaration does not restore the dissolved People's Assembly," presidential spokesman Yasser Ali told al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr channel on Thursday. read more »

  • Egypt:  Mursi 'Digging His and Brotherhood's Grave' With Constitutional Decree

    Aswat Masriya, 22 November 2012

    Yehia al-Qazzaz, leading figure in Kefaya Movement, described on Thursday the constitutional decree President Mohamed Mursi issued as a "a constitutional tyranny, not a ... read more »

Morsi supporters celebrating his victory in Cairo's Tahrir Square. (file photo)

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