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Egypt’s Mursi Reverses Nov. 22 Decree on Judicial Appeals

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi revoked a Nov. 22 decree that had increased his powers and Vice President Mahmoud Mekki said the army has been mobilized to maintain security.

The reversal of the November decree, which had exempted Mursi’s decisions from judicial review, was announced by Mohamed Salim El Awa, a former presidential candidate, who read a televised statement from a legal committee empaneled to review Mursi’s action last month.