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Nov 23, 2012

Author Mohammad Tomazy posted on 11:00 PM in , , ,
Thousands of Egyptian protesters filled Tahrir Square, in the center of the Egyptian capital. They chanted against the New Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, after a day of issuing presidential decrees which prevent resumption of the president's decisions, as well as replacing the prosecutor general.
The Egyptian protesters described the new president as "Pharaoh" and accused him of launching a coup against Jan. 25 Revolution.
Other demonstrations also launched in Alexandria and Port-said.
On the other hand, The Egyptian President had a speech among his proponents, who are mainly Islamists came to support him from many districts.
Most of the prominent Egyptian parties strongly refused the new Mursi's decisions and described it as "another dictatorship" on the footsteps of the dropped Mubarak's regime.

The  liberal politician Mohamed el-Baradei, who joined other politicians on Thursday night to demand the decree was withdrawn, wrote on his Twitter account that Mursi had "usurped all state powers and appointed himself Egypt's new pharaoh."
Also, Amr Musa, Abdul-men'em Abu el-futuh and Hamdeen Sabbahy --former candidates for the presidency of Egypt-- have announced their complete rejection of the new decisions taken by Mursi.


Bassem Sabry  wrote: ''Morsi has also stipulated that no authority can dissolve the existing Shura Council (the remaining Upper House of Parliament, as the lower house has already been dissolved by court order over the constitutionality of the electoral law) or the Constituent Assembly tasked with writing the constitution. In doing so, he has preempted the judiciary that was due to issue verdicts on the cases for the dissolution of both assemblies, with both likely verdicts being dissolution. This decision was even criticised by recently-resigned former constituent assembly members, such as former Arab League chief and presidential candidate Amr Moussa as well as the head of the April 6 youth movement, Ahmed Maher, people who have believed in giving this assembly a veritable chance and were not opposed to it in principle as other opposition forces have been.

The president has also extended the work of the constituent assembly by another two months, in light of the assembly crisis following the walkout of nearly one quarter of its members (primarily: the liberal block, the church, the journalists and farmers syndicates, and the assembly’s advisory council) over the increased domination of the Islamist majority of the assembly and the consequentially increasing debate deadlock''.





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