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November 22, 2012 6:31 pm

Day After Helping Broker Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Egypt’s Morsi Grants Himself More Powers

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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet – Egypt‘s president on Thursday issued constitutional amendments granting himself far-reaching powers and ordering the retrial of leaders of Hosni Mubarak‘s regime for the killing of protesters in last year’s uprising.

Mohammed Morsi decreed immunity for the panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it. He granted the same protection to the upper chamber of parliament, which is largely toothless. Both bodies are dominated by Morsi’s Islamist allies.

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