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Right to declare war should be Egypt president's alone: Spokesman

Spokesman for Egypt's Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting new constitution says war-making powers should be exclusive to presidency

Ahram Online, Thursday 30 Aug 2012
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The president of the republic alone should wield the authority to declare war under the terms of Egypt's new constitution, Wahid Abdel-Meguid, spokesman for the Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting a new national charter, stated on Thursday.

He went on to point out that such was the case with "most of the national constitutions throughout the world."

Abdel-Meguid stressed, however, that consultations with Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) regarding issues related to the declaration of war were "natural."

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