Egyptian President Assumes Sweeping New Powers
- Al Jazeera
- Publication Date:
- 22 November 2012
Just five months after being sworn in as President, Egypt's leader, Mohamed Morsi, has made his most polarising decision to date. He's issued a decree giving himself wide-ranging powers, including control of the country's judiciary. Now his opponents are calling a for million man march on Friday, to denounce what they say is a coup. Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Cairo.