Breaking News Military Coup' in Egypt - 17th June 2012
Coup' in Egypt as Court Dissolves Parliament
Top court paved the way for the Military to assume parliament's powers
When will all this mess, ends in Africa ?.
Egypt's highest court declared the parliament invalid Thursday, and the country's interim Military rulers promptly declared full legislative authority, triggering a new level of chaos and confusion in the country's leadership.[...] "Egypt just witnessed the smoothest Military coup," said Hossam Bahgat of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, in a tweet after the high court's decisions Thursday. "We'd be outraged if we weren't so exhausted."
Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center, said the court rulings are the "worst possible outcome" for Egypt and the transition to civilian rule is "effectively over."
"Egypt is entering into a very dangerous stage and I think a lot of people were caught by surprise," he said.
Riot police and Military personnel, some in armored vehicles, were outside thecourt ahead of the rulings. Military intelligence officers were also present. After the ruling about Shafik was announced, a crowd of citizens shouted their disapproval. Military police moved to block the road in front of the court -- a major Cairo artery.
Ahram Online reports:
Eliminated presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh on Thursday declared that allowing Ahmed Shafiq – the military's preferred presidential candidate – to vie for Egypt's highest office while dissolving the elected parliament and granting Military police the right to arrest civilians represented a de facto "military coup."
"Anyone who believes that Egypt's millions of revolutionary youth will allow this to pass must be delusional,"
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