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12/08/2012 05:55 pm ET

Mohammed Morsi Annuls Constitutional Amendment That Would Have Expanded His Power

According to several sources, Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has annulled the constitutional decree he announced just weeks ago, which would have given him far-reaching state powers and immunity from judicial oversight.

According to the AFP, Islamist politician Selim al-Awa told a news conference that "the constitutional decree is annulled from this moment."

The decree, in combination with an equally controversial constitutional draft that will be voted on in December, have inspired large, violent protests in Cairo for days.

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