Egypt Steps Back from Brink


Following days of opposition protests against a decree in which President Mohamed Mursi assigned himself sweeping powers, he has climbed down - but he insists on holding a referendum on a controversial draft constitution.
  • Egypt:  Mursi Rescinds Controversial Decree

    Aswat Masriya, 9 December 2012

    Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi cancelled on Saturday night a decree he issued on November 22 which expanded his powers and shielded his decisions from judicial oversight. read more »

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