Egyptian President Morsi cancels controversial judicial powers curtailing decree


-Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi has cancelled the constitutional decree where powers of judiciary to question any decisions taken by the President were taken away saying that it was required to introduce reform measures in the country.

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-Protestors came out in huge numbers to express their dissatisfaction at the decision after the decree was passed on Nov 22 which lead to violence on Cairo streets.

– Selim al-Awa, an Islamist politician and acting spokesperson of the meeting held on Saturday between President Morsi and political and public figures said, “The constitutional decree is annulled from this moment,”. Awa also pointed out that referendum on new constitution is going forward as it wasn’t in the president’s powers to postpone the event.

Source: BBC News

 

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