Thursday, November 22, 2012

Dictator in the making

(Cairo) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration on Thursday in which he assumed sweeping powers that will not be subject to appeal, and in a move likely to inflame a standoff with the country's judiciary, he sacked prosecutor general Abdel Meguid Mahmud, whom he failed to oust last month, appointing one of his own to replace him.

"The president can issue any decision or measure to protect the revolution," according to the constitutional declaration read out on television.

Meanwhile, the leader of the Islamic brotherhood in Egypt has denounced peace efforts with Israel and urged holy war to liberate Palestinian territories on Thursday.

Remind me again which party the Egyptian dictator president belongs to.