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Mursi's rule by decree decision still drawing anger

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Mursi's rule by decree decision still drawing anger


What is being referred to as Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi’s ‘power grab’ is still causing anger on the streets of Cairo.

Mursi’s decision to rule by decree has left many accusing him of being authoritarian and ruling like a pharoah.

Mursi’s decree has sidelined the judiciary who do not have the power to review his decisions until a parliament is convened next year. Angry judges denounced the President and demanded a nationwide strike.

Opposition politicians, such as the prominent Mohamed ElBaradei are adding their voices of dissaproval.

“There is no room for dialogue when a dictator imposes the most repressive, abhorring measures and then says, ‘Let’s split the difference’. We cannot split any difference there but we are of course ready for dialogue once he rescinds that (the decree). Then we can start talking,” said ElBaradei.

Cairo’s Tahrir Square has been the site of several days of clashes between the President’s opponents and supporters.

Both groups are planning rival demonstrations on Tuesday.

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