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Egyptian army takes over
security ahead of vote

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/10/2012 10:12:50 PM

CAIRO – The Egyptian military on Monday assumed joint responsibility with the police for security and protecting state institutions until the results of a Dec. 15 constitutional referendum are announced. The army took up the task in line with a decree issued Sunday by President Mohammed Morsi. The Islamist leader on Monday also suspended a series of tax hikes announced the previous day on alcohol, cigarettes and other items. The presidential edict orders the military and police to jointly maintain security in the run-up to Saturday´s vote on the disputed charter, which was hurriedly approved

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/11/2012 3:48:56 AM     (No. 9058880)

Not a good development at all.It shows Morsi is intent on ramming his will on decent Egyptians at the point of a tank barrel..

Obama´s probably dangling IMF funds over the military´s head to get them to comply.

If this was a true democratic movement with input from everybody,there wouldn´t be a need for a show of force from police and military.



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