Monday, June 18, 2012

Egypt’s military junta says power transfer at end of month

By Joseph Mayton
Bikya Masr

"......But there is a caveat. Under the country’s previous constitution, the president was the head of the military, but on Sunday, a new constitutional declaration did away with that and puts the military in firm control of the country’s political and economic future.

Activists, politicians and observers say the move is paramount to a military coup in the country and makes the presidency weak and potentially impotent......

Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, a former presidential candidate, warned that the declaration is a “full military coup that must be confronted.”"

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