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Morsi Annuls Controversial 'Pharaoh' Decree

Morsi Annuls Controversial 'Pharaoh' Decree


Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Saturday annulled a decree he issued last month expanding his powers, an official told a Cairo news conference.

A referendum on a draft constitution would however still go ahead as planned on December 15, the official, Islamist politician Selim al-Awa, said as he relayed the substance of a meeting between Morsi and political leaders.

The two issues — the decree and the referendum — were at the heart of anti-Morsi protests that have rocked Egypt in the past two weeks.

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