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.


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