So what’s going on in Egypt?

A few weeks ago, President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt (the first president of Egypt to be elected in free election) amended the Egyptian Constitution and in the process, granting himself “sweeping new powers.” As is to be expected, this action was met with fierce resistance. There have many been mass protests and petitions for Morsi to re-amended the constitution and gradually reduce his powers, but he has so far done nothing but state that “door for dialogue” remains open. Although the protests have already resulted in a few deaths, hopefully with enough domestic and foreign pressure, a resolution will be reached without any further violence.

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