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Latest in Tag: decree


Review: Commentaries fuelled against the constitution

As the constitution referendum is getting closer, columnists have analysed the extent to which Islamist groups strive to pass the constitution. Several writers have condemned the idea of moving forward with the referendum encouraging Egyptians to vote ‘No’ rather than boycotting.   Vote ‘No’ but do not boycott Emad Al-Din Hussein Al-Shorouk newspaper Looking forward …

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Review: Columnists debate Morsy’s speech

As President Mohamed Morsy met with over 40 political and legal experts to reach national accord over the constitutional crisis columnists explored his invitation for dialogue.   Emad Al-Din Hussein Al-Shorouk Newspsper Morsy’s speech and the blood curse Hussein analyses Morsy’s first speech following the violence near the Presidential Palace. He rejects speculation that the …

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Morsy’s stepchildren

By Nervana Mahmoud They went out in the thousands; Egyptians from every walk of life and almost all political affiliations protested in Tahrir against President Morsy’s latest decree and the draft of the new constitution. However, they were not the only ones protesting. Islamist groups, mainly the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, protested too, but …

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A dictator by any other name

As social fissures deepen and clouds of bellicosity darken the skies of Egypt, threatening a deluge of violence, Morsy’s dismissive attitude reveals his once-masked dictatorial disposition. In his interview on Egyptian National Television, Morsy’s spoke in the tone of the patriarch, the father to all Egyptians, a tone quite reminiscent of his ousted predecessor. “Those …

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Morsy’s political crisis

For the past week we have been living in the shadow of civil strife caused by the president’s recent decisions. A state of deep polarisation has been created between all those who associate with Islamic political forces and those who associate with non-religious ones. Morsy’s recent constitutional amendments were not only a surprise to everyone …

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Review: Overstepping the mark

President Mohamed Morsy may have overstepped the mark in his latest act of brinkmanship according to two columnists. Qandil says it is on Morsy to turn the situation and reminds readers that the Muslim Brotherhood is preferable to the feloul. Salmawi points out that the reaction to Morsy’s declaration is the most unified the country …

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The social isolation of Ikhwan

The Muslim Brotherhood announced a few days ago that they will protest on Tuesday in support of Morsy’s latest decree in Abdeen Square. Residents of Abdeen area hung up a banner reading, “Ikhwan not welcome.” The Brotherhood moved the protest to the vicinity of Cairo University. The students on social media outlets promised them a …

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Review: Commentators still busy with Morsy’s new declaration

Columnists are still debating the newly-announced constitutional declaration, with at least one writer labelling President Mohamed Morsy’s announcement delusional.     Dismissing the illusions Amr Hamzawy Al-Watan Newspaper Hamzawy offers President Morsy some advice. He advises him that the current crisis over his “tyrannical” declaration will not be resolved by him issuing a simple explanation. …

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Review: Op-eds analyse Morsy’s new constitutional declaration

Columnists continue to dissect Morsy’s recent constitutional declaration that some say sets the president up as a modern day pharaoh. Many writers believe his move was planned as revenge on the judiciary. Others believe he merely needed to reinstate the power of the office of the president after some political powers had refused to negotiate …

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Morsy strikes Mubarak cronies and liberals

Despite the western impression of Egyptians rejecting President Morsy’s constitutional declaration, the majority of Egyptians actually support it. The declaration looks to make the revolution “immune”, as the Constituent Assembly and the Shura Council become temporarily inviolable. The decision is supposed to protect the transitional period from falling back into the hands of the deep …

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Mr President, you win this round

“How did you get so powerful? They asked the Pharaoh. He retorted: there was no one to stop me.” At the expense of sounding cliché, this simple proverb about sums it up; the conception of Morsy’s latest omnipotence decree is firmly rooted in the notion that his opposition is too feeble to pose a serious …

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Review: Columnists debate new constitutional declaration and Mohamed Mahmoud protests

After President Mohamed Morsy granted himself sweeping new powers in a constitutional declaration on Thursday, columnists were divided for and against this bold move. On a related note, continuing clashes in Mohamed Mahmoud Street occupy more than one writer. Many commentaries denounce the clashes as meaningless, describing protesters as “thugs”.   The Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas …

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Presidential decree solidifies military control of land in Sinai

Within the coming few days a presidential decree is to be issued to amend Sinai Development Act number 14 for the year 2012, which Prime Minister Hisham Qandil’s cabinet approved in its last meeting, state-run Al-Ahram reported Saturday. According to Al-Ahram’s report, the presidential amendment stipulates the establishment of a National Authority for the Development …

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