Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pharaoh Mursi

A president gives himself expansive powers under the populist cloak of protecting the revolution. How often have we witnessed that? The wide-ranging powers granted to Mursi by his own hand have been hailed as a "revolutionary decision" necessary to protect the 2011 uprising by his supporters, and described as a coup by his opposition. In scenes reminiscent of the protests which brought down President Hosni Mubarak last year, Egyptians have returned to the streets to protest.

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