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Morsi gives Egypt's army power to arrest
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi claimed sweeping new powers on Nov. 23.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi claimed sweeping new powers on Nov. 23.
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head of a referendum on Egypt's draft constitution, scheduled for Dec. 15, President Mohamed Morsi has ordered the military to maintain security and protect state institutions. He has also given the army the power to arrest lawbreakers. After Morsi rolled back much of a Nov. 22 decree that granted him sweeping powers, opposition leaders rejected the move because Morsi did not postpone the referendum on a draft constitution drawn up mostly by Morsi's backers. The opposition has called for new protests on Tuesday. Islamists groups have said they will hold counter demonstrations, raising fears of another deadly clash, like one last week that left several people dead and hundreds injured.

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