Egypt's Military Not Ready To Relinquish Power

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. pspr

    pspr

    Not good news for a democracy but might be better for the U.S. and Israel.

    Fear that Egypt's ruling generals are working to perpetuate their hold on power is causing a political furor, threatening a "second revolution" and sending relations between the generals and activists to new lows less than four weeks before a key election.

    The outcry has been prompted by a proposal from the military-appointed Cabinet to shield the armed forces from any oversight and give the generals a veto over legislation dealing with military affairs. The measure also is designed to curtail the likely influence by Islamist lawmakers over the writing of a new constitution.

    The proposal, which requires the adoption of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to be binding, has united both Islamists and liberals - groups that helped engineer the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak - in its condemnation.


    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20111103/D9QPEVR00.html