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Egypt: Newly Elected President Defies Military Council, Orders Dissolved Islamist Parliament To Return


Associated Press – “CAIRO – Egypt’s official news agency says President Mohammed Morsi has ordered the return of the country’s Islamist-dominated parliament that was dissolved by the powerful military.

The Middle East News Agency said the Sunday decree from Morsi, a member of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, also called for new parliamentary elections to be held within 60 days of the adoption of a new constitution for the country, which is not expected before late this year.

Last month the then-ruling military generals dissolved the legislature based on a ruling by the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Morsi’s move appeared to be in defiance of the military’s ‘constitutional declaration’ announced on June 16 that gave it legislative powers and stripped Morsi of much of his presidential authority.

The military formally handed power to Morsi on June 30.” Source – Fox News.

Flashback: Egypt’s Mursi defies military in fiery speech, ‘I fear no one but Allah’ – “Egypt’s newly elected President Mohammed Mursi on Friday took a symbolic oath of office during a rousing speech at the iconic Tahrir Square, defying military rulers by saying he does not fear anyone and will not give up on any of the powers given to the president. Mursi, Egypt’s first freely-elected civilian president, who was speaking on the eve of his swearing-in, took the symbolic oath after many protesters called on him to do so to defy the ruling army who took power after Hosni Mubarak’s ouster… ‘I promise you that I will not give up on any of the powers given to the president,’ Mursi said, in a veiled reference to the Supreme Council of Armed Forces’ recent decrees. ‘I fear no one but [Allah],’ he said.” Read more.

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