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

 

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented media professional with diverse experience spanning across journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading newspaper (the Times of India) and news broadcaster (NDTV India) on their web portal, feature stories, shooting, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, social media marketing and multimedia content) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for business expansion into new markets.

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