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Egypt's interim president holds meeting over constitutional decree

Fast at work after the military deposed Brotherhood-fielded Morsi, political forces meet interim president Adly Mansour to discuss post-Morsi roadmap

Ahram Online, Saturday 6 Jul 2013
Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour (Photo: AP)
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Just after the army deposed Brotherhood-fielded president Morsi, Egypt’s interim president, Judge Adly Mahmoud Mansour meets with representatives of political forces and parties in addition to a delegation from the Rebel campaign on Saturday at the presidential palace.

The meeting is slated to discuss a new constitutional declaration in addition to proposals regarding the yet-to-be formed government and some of the army's terms mentioned in the speech by military chief Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi televised on Tuesday that deposed Morsi.

The dismissal wa s in response to four days of nationwide mass protests that demanded early presidential elections.

El-Sisi made the statement from a podium on television, flanked by national figures, including the Coptic Pope, Al-Azhar, major opposition figure ElBaradei and military figures.

The Rebel campaign, which is widely credited for its role in mobilising the anti-Morsi mass protests that led to his removal, is urging Egyptians to remain mobilised and continue protesting until Sunday, which they are planning as “the greatest nationwide rally in protection of revolution's gains.”

On Friday, Egypt’s interim president dissolved the Islamist-led Shura Council, appointed new security, political and constitutional advisors and appointed a new head of intelligence.

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08-07-2013 06:50am
The Interim President Is Now The Lawmaker.
With the demise of the Shura Council, the enactment of laws falls into the hands of the interim President. The question now is for how long? Let us see how the Egyptians are going to be response to the situation where one man issue a decree as opposed to a council making laws. To avoid this, elections must be held very quickly and needs an election laws and regulations. Will there be a law and reliable machinery to ensure it will be free, fair and completely free from rigging. There is a real danger the election will be thoroughly rigged to ensure the candidates favorable to the military and the interim government win.
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