Egypt: President Morsi rescinds constitutional decree – Oneindia
Cairo, Dec 9: President Mohamed Morsi has rescinded the decree that gave him sweeping powers but he refused to defer an equally controversial referendum on a draft of Egypt’s new constitution.
Opposition parties had been pressing for cancellation of the decree and also postponement of the referendum. The country was plunged into a political crisis on Nov 22 when Morsi put himself beyond judicial review by issuing the decree.
Condeming the move, thousands of Egyptians took to the streets while the opposition accused the president of acting like a dictator. Anti-Morsi activists thronged the…