Defense minister to declare mobilization in Egypt

Under Egyptian law, the President has the authority to declare public mobilization under law no. 87 of 1960.

Defense minister to declare mobilization in Egypt

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour has issued a decree to delegate the powers of declaring public mobilization to Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi as of early November.

Under Egyptian law, the President has the authority to declare public mobilization under law no. 87 of 1960.

In a Wednesday statement, Presidency spokesman Ihab Badawy said the same powers were delegated to al-Sisi by then president Mohamed Morsi last year.

He said that the new decree is linked to the expiry of last year's order.

Egypt has remained in a state of turmoil since the powerful military establishment ousted elected President Mohamed Morsi on July 3 after massive and well-coordinated demonstrations against his presidency.

The unconstitutional change of government is described by the ousted president's backers as a military coup, while supporters of the move call it a military-backed "popular uprising."

Last Mod: 10 Ekim 2013, 10:09
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