Morsy campaign: Egyptian president will have full powers

News article, posted 06.20.2012, from Egypt, in:
Morsy campaign: Egyptian president will have full powers (Photo: Al-Masry Al-Youm)

Freedom and Justice Party presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy’s campaign during a news conference Tuesday declared victory in the runoff election.

The campaign said the final results show that about 13.24 million votes went to Morsy, while 12.35 million went to his rival, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq.


A supplement to the country’s Constitutional Declaration governing the interim period, announced by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on Sunday, seems to take certain powers away from the next president.


Morsy campaign general coordinator Ahmed Abdel Ati said that “Egypt’s next president will meet the expectations of the people who elected him with full powers, and he will perform his duties without detraction.”


Abdel Ati said any decision issued with respect to the presidency would be reviewed and corrected.


“During his campaign, Dr. Mohamed Morsy clearly announced he will be a president with full authorities, and this is what he will proceed in accordance to,” Abdel Ati said.


He said the swearing in and movements of the president would be determined by the presidential institution and his team, which Morsy will work on forming.


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