Egypt’s Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers

23.11.2012                      09.Kislew. 5773

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Egypt's Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers

The president issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters in last year's uprising.

Mohammed Morsi also decreed immunity for the Islamist-dominated panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it, a threat that had been hanging over the controversial assembly….