Skip to comments.Egypt's Morsi Pulls Back Power Grab, Makes Deal w/ Judges
Posted on 11/26/2012 2:46:21 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has agreed to pull back decrees announced last Thursday granting himself sweeping new powers.
The Islamist leader originally told a panel of Egypt's top judges that he would not change his stance on the edicts, insisting that he was acting within his rights. But according to a report by a television network allied with the Muslim Brotherhood, an agreement worked out with top judicial authorities was reached late Monday.
The decrees had barred the judiciary from disbanding the Constitutional Assembly or the Upper House of the Parliament, placing the presidency and the committee writing the new Constitution above the authority of the judiciary.
Under the deal reached late Monday night, most of the president's actions would be subject to review by the courts. But the Constitutional Assembly involved in writing the nation's new Constitution would also be protected from being dissolved by the courts before its work is completed.
Egypt's Supreme Court had dissolved the previous parliament after an election filled with irregularities resulted in its being comprised of an Islamist majority in both houses.
Judges and prosecutors went on strike in Cairo and numerous other cities throughout Egypt on Sunday and Monday to protest what they saw as an assault on the independence of the courts. Activists denounced the edicts as a brazen power grab. Morsi defended the decrees, saying they were necessary in order to protect the country's transition to democracy, and implement reforms.
Spokesman Yasser Ali told journalists at a news conference the Muslim Brotherhood-backed president assured the judges the decrees did not infringe on their own authority in any way..... .....
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It was either make a deal, give in, arrest the judges... or worse
Morsi has shown his true colors.
If only the high court had been able to reign in FDR...
Hudna. Another fake truce.
Morsi’s secret police will now take out, blackmail, discredit or coopt the judges one by one.
He won’t stop until he’s dead, or Sharia is law in Egypt. Give him a few months or a year, that’s all it will take. He now realizes he overreached with the announcement. Chastened, he will patiently remove his judicial and military enemies one by one.
He wasn’t quite so blatant as Morsi. More’s the pity.
How bad can it be? It’s not as if he declared the Egyptian supreme court in recess when it was not, or anything like that, is it?
He’ll be back. Evil never gives up.
Something tells me this deal involved bags of our aid money going to certain individuals.
zero must have called him and said “If I can’t, you can’t!”
Obama must have called him and said “If I can’t, you can’t”.
Obama will not be pleased.
Or “when I do it, then you can do it, too.”
Silly to argue over division of powers in a feudal government.
Islamist or Socialist: there is only one king in a feudal government.
The threats of a coup d’etat by the rank and file military got to him and his generals. This ain’t over yet.
He’ll make a compromise... and another... and another until he gets what he wants
All the Islamists agree on establishing a Global Caliphate - as long as their guy is the Caliph.
That battle is the central theme of the history of Islam.
Send lots of small arms ammo and cutlery.
GRRRRREAT! Checks & balances...it works so well here. /sarcasm
Why don’t they borrow our Constitution? We’re not using it.
Yeah, either or. Each statement may be used interchangeably depending on Obama’s mood at the time!
Are you sure? I think Obama wiped his ass on it.
Toilet paper (Constitution) for TOTALITARIANS with bad constitution ALERT!!