"CAIRO: Founder of the liberal Dostour Party Mohamed ElBaradei commented on
the referendum in light of the current political situation.
“In the presence of an immune president with absolute powers and the lack of
judicial authority and a draft constitution which establishes tyranny, resorting
to the ballot box is a farce devoid of legitimacy and reflects false democracy”,
the former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency posted on his
Twitter account on Monday.
Morsi issued a decree two weeks ago expanding his powers and shielding his
decisions from judicial review. A move considered as a “a coup against democracy
and legitimacy” by political forces.
According to Egyptian judges it was seen as an attempt to undermine their
role and disregard the country’s constitution which pushed them to suspend their
work in protest....."