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Egypt's top court hints at compromise

11-27-2012 03:54 BJT

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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is negotiating with the country’s top judicial authority to try to defuse a crisis over his seizure of new powers.

The Supreme Judicial Council hinted that a compromise may soon be reached. It said Morsi’s decree should apply only to "sovereign matters", suggesting that it hasn’t rejected the declaration outright. The Council urged judges and prosecutors, some of whom have gone on strike, to return to work. But the protesters say they will only be satisfied if the president’s decree is retracted.

The crisis set off a wave of violent protests, a sign of the deep rift between Islamists and their opponents, which is destabilizing Egypt two years after Hosni Mubarak was ousted.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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