Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Egyptian President Morsi agrees to limit controversial new powers

Egypt's president has agreed to limit the use of his sweeping new powers to "sovereign matters" after extensive talks with the country's top judges.
Mohamed Morsi sparked violent protests last week by decreeing all of his decisions free from judicial review and banning courts from dissolving the Islamist-dominated body writing the country's new constitution.


Mr Morsi held five hours of crisis talks overnight with members of Egypt's highest judicial body, the Supreme Judicial Council, in an attempt to resolve the crisis.
A presidential spokesman said although no changes were made to the constitutional decree, its scope would be limited to sovereign matters.

Read more about it at: ABC News
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