Egypt: Morsy Tells Local Community in U.S - I Have No Power to Interfere in Constituent Assembly Works

Egypt: Morsy Tells Local Community in U.S - I Have No Power to Interfere in Constituent Assembly Works

This is B.S., because Morsi clearly has moral authority to help strike a compromise agreement between political leaders, and is able to dissolve this assembly and appoint another. If he is to be the "president of all Egyptians" he claims to be, one would think he would have gathered political and civil society leaders around the table for this. But perhaps he believes, accurately, that the gap between Islamists and secularists is too great for compromise and wants to see his fellow Islamists get their way.

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