Egypt's Morsi Reportedly Preparing to Modify Decree

Egypt's Morsi Reportedly Preparing to Modify Decree

AFP – Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is preparing to amend a controversial decree in which he assumed sweeping powers, Prime Minister Hisham Qandil said on Saturday.

Morsi tasked six officials who met on Saturday with elements of the opposition to “modify the constitutional declaration” he issued on November 22, Qandil said on private Al-Mihwar television.

They met to draft a new decree and could finalise it late on Saturday or on Sunday morning, he added.

Morsi also said he wished to discuss the possibility of postponing a referendum on a draft constitution that the opposition said was rushed through by a panel dominated by Islamists.

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