06-24-2012, 09:37 AM
Not to worry. Set and Osiris will not allow this mask of the Hebrew god to prevail in their ancient kingdom.
06-24-2012, 11:22 AM
It is a pretty big party actually.
06-24-2012, 02:27 PM
My favorite definition of democracy is that "the ruling party loses elections."
06-24-2012, 05:47 PM
Wow. That is indeed a big party.
Very glad to see the scaf back down on this. Hopefully it presages reasonableness regarding the constitution.
06-25-2012, 08:46 AM
So, does this mean that the military is going to allow him to take power? So, it's back to your "not ideal, but not the worst, and democracy worked!" situations?
Originally Posted by Kareem
Basically, given the interest the miltary and courts have been taking in the results, how is this likely to shake out? How much power have they reserved for themselves, and how does this affect the writing of the constitution?
Sorry if it's re-treading old ground. I can find some articles on what happened, but not a lot on what it means.
06-25-2012, 10:49 AM
From what I understand the military used the Supreme Court dissolution of parliament to take back a bunch of powers that were assigned to the parliament and the president. So at the moment the presidency has very little real power and the military is in charge of drafting the new constitution.
So there is still a long way to go.
08-23-2012, 10:32 AM
I was pleased to see some of the recent moves by the new president in Egypt to curb the power of the military. But then I see something like this and wonder what they are really going to end up with.
Edit: And now Morsi has sort of changed tactics and decreed that while journalists can still be tried, they cannot be imprisoned while waiting for trial.
Last edited by Sarkus; 08-23-2012 at 12:40 PM.
08-23-2012, 04:33 PM
He's simply eliminating rival centers of power.