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Egypt Presidency: Decree "temporary"

11-26-2012 05:06 BJT

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The Egyptian Presidency has announced that the constitutional decree issued by President Mohamed Morsi is temporary. The Presidency said in a statement on Sunday it was committed to engaging "all political forces" to reach common ground on the constitution.

The presidency says the decree was "not meant to concentrate powers", but to devolve them. It aims to avoid the politicisation of the judiciary, and to prevent the dissolution of either the body writing Egypt’s constitution or the upper house of parliament. The presidency says it will bridge the gap in order to reach a national consensus on the constitution.


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