Mohamed Morsi(PT/gmnicholas/iStockphoto/Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty)
Mohamed Morsi
(PT/gmnicholas/iStockphoto/Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty)

Egypt’s President Grants Himself Extraordinary Powers

November 23, 2012  •  From
Egypt’s transformation into an Islamist state is guaranteed.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi signed a constitutional declaration granting himself absolute power, and preventing judges from shutting down the constitutional committee, November 22.

“Constitutional declarations, laws, and decrees made by the president … are final and binding and cannot be appealed by any way or to any entity.”
— Declaration by President Mohamed Morsi
”Morsi today usurped all state powers & appointed himself Egypt’s new pharaoh,” tweeted former UN weapons inspector and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei. Former presidential candidate Sameh Ashour said that Morsi had made “a full coup against the revolutionary legitimacy that brought him into power, his action is a takeover of all of the country’s authorities.”

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