In Egypt, rule by constitution or fiat?

David Schenker of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy writes that Egyptian President Morsi’s actions effectively change the interim Egyptian constitution by fiat.

From Schenker:

Morsi’s maneuver, if it stands, threatens to undercut the legitimacy of the constitutional transition process and the foundations of Egypt’s fledgling democracy. While curtailing military power may prove popular in Tahrir Square, the constitutional ramifications will likely prolong instability in a country already beset by significant economic, security, and political challenges.

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Author: Stand For Israel | August 14, 2012
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What do you think?

  • Aliza
    August 19, 2012
    10:42 am
     

    As we all know that Morsi is not stay long in Egypt after his election because Egyptian didn’t and don’t like him when he was elected.
    As long as the don’t mess with Israel.

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  • Edwin
    August 15, 2012
    7:30 am
     

    Be strong Israel & don’t yield to pressure from your neighbours or any deceptive politicians. They want to eliminate you from the map Know that the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob is with you…

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  • paul
    August 15, 2012
    4:20 am
     

    Egypt is gone in the wrong direction.
    That is the truth.

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  • sandra
    August 14, 2012
    9:52 pm
     

    Seemingly, his actions are a negative for both Egypt as well as Israel. I certainly wouldn’t trust him. He appears to think like a radical.

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  • vivian
    August 14, 2012
    4:38 pm
     

    as his slogan “islam is the solution”, Morsi wants to base his rule in the koran to change egypt…he will not succeed…its too late for egypt. it takes a generation to change a government…

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  • CareRuth
    August 14, 2012
    3:55 pm
     

    What else would we expect from this leader of Egypt? Israel or America will never be able to trust this man (country). Israel, PM Netanyahu needs to stay vigil!!!! God bless Israel and America!!

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  • MPA
    August 14, 2012
    1:02 pm
     

    Give me a break. The writer must have short term memory given SCAFs unilateral amending the constitution the day before Presidential Election to give its self legislative and keep the most important Presidential powers.
    Suddenly it is a constitutional sham that Morsi, the legitimate Head of State has done it?

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  • Sandi
    August 14, 2012
    12:54 pm
     

    You could ask that same question of America right now since we seem to be ruled by Executive Order now rather than the Rule of Law! These are dangerous times for Israel and for America! i pray daily!!

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    • Louis
      August 15, 2012
      5:26 am
       

      Amen! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for a spiritual awakening in America.

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  • Mark
    August 14, 2012
    12:26 pm
     

    In the name of survival Israel must nuke all of its Arab foes including Egypt.

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