November 25, 2012

Mr Morsi's Grab for Power

The Australian, The Australian

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The last thing Egypt needs is another dictatorship. But with Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi having assumed autocratic powers more extensive than those held by president Hosni Mubarak before he was overthrown in last year's Arab Spring uprising, it is no wonder that there are fears of that happening, with Mr Morsi being denounced as a new pharaoh.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Mohamed Morsi

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