Morsi's Assumption of Sweeping Powers Polarises Egypt

Al Jazeera
Publication Date:
25 November 2012
Egypt, Governance, Legal and Judicial Affairs

The sweeping new powers that Egyptian President Morsi has assumed make him immune from being overruled - a situation some say is reminiscent of the leader he replaced.

But Morsi defends his move as necessary in order to hold those responsible for corruption and other crimes committed during the previous regime and transitional period. Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.


Egypt's Judges Vow to 'Escalate' Action Against Decrees

An Egyptian protester hurls stones at riot police. Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood called nationwide demonstrations in support of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in his showdown with the judges over the path to a new constitution.

Following a meeting with President Mohamed Mursi, Egyptian judges released a statement denouncing a set of presidential decrees that would increase Mursi's control over the ... Read more »