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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/23/world/middleeast/egypts-pr...

President Mohamed Morsi issued a decree on Thursday granting himself broad powers above any court as the guardian of Egypt’s revolution

Mr. Morsi, an Islamist and Egypt's first elected president, portrayed his decree as an attempt to fulfill popular demands for justice and protect the transition to a constitutional democracy. But the unexpected breadth of the powers he seized raised immediate fears that he might become a new strongman. Seldom in history has a postrevolutionary leader amassed so much personal power only to relinquish it swiftly.
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Before you know it, he'll be making interim appointments while parliament is still in session, overturning laws unilaterally and telling businesses where they can't put factories.

--fleg
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