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Excavaciones en Qubbet El-Hawa, cuarta campaña

Excavaciones en Qubbet El-Hawa, cuarta campaña | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Los trabajos arqueológicos y de conservación en la necrópolis de Qubbet el-Hawa han continuado un año más por parte de la Universidad de Jaén. En este cementerio, se enterraron desde la VI Dinastía hasta al menos el Reino Nuevo los nobles que gobernaron la provincia más meridional de Egipto, cuya capital era Elefantina. Este territorio tenía una importancia capital para el Egipto de época antigua, ya que era la frontera natural y, durante muchos periodos, política del País de los Faraones con la vecina Nubia. Tenía pues una importancia militar muy importante, a la que se sumaba la comercial, ya que Elefantina era puerto de llegada y partida de los intercambios entre Egipto y Nubia. Además, la región es muy rica en afloramientos de diferentes piedras preciadas para la construcción y la escultura, lo que la convertía en un destino de expediciones reales.

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Des effondrements prévus à Mokattam

Des effondrements prévus à Mokattam | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Mise en garde lancée suite à des études effectuées par le département d’applications géologiques au sein de l’organisme.
Les études ont collecté tous les facteurs pouvant engendrer des effondrements dans l’Est du plateau.
Par ailleurs, les données des satellites ont affiché une très grande hausse de l’humidité à Mokattam. Ce qui laisse entrevoir que les couches terrestres en sont affectées. Des études sur le champs ont confirmé ces données : de grandes quantités d’eau à Mokattam ont formé des marées où des plantes et des herbes se sont multipliées. Selon les données des satellites, il n’y avait aucune trace ni de haute humidité ni de marées en 2008. Avec le commencement de l’année 2009 les images captées par les satellites ont affiché une hausse de l’humidité dans les couches d’argile d’un terrain plat au nord du bâtiment de la firme Eemar Masr à Mokattam. Des marées se sont ensuite formées.
L’Organisme de télédétection a mis en garde contre la hausse du taux d’humidité dans cette région du fait qu’elle se trouve parmi la zone haute du plateau. Ce qui constitue un risque d’effondrement. (Le Progrès égyptien)
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Egypt’s draft constitution a “ticking bomb” for women’s rights

Egyptian women’s groups have again lashed out at the draft constitution to go to a referendum on December 15, saying it is a “ticking bomb” that threatens the very nature of equality and women’s rights in the country.

The movements have called the referendum “void” as it “crashes the aspirations of the people and the principles of the revolution”.

The local feminist organization, Baheya Ya Masr, has said that by pushing the constitution forward without widespread national consensus is a threat to women in the country.

The group said they feared that the constitution would pave the way for “political Islam,” which they argued would leave out most basic principles of democracy and transparency.

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Egypte : le chef de l'armée convoque une réunion de dialogue mercredi

Egypte : le chef de l'armée convoque une réunion de dialogue mercredi | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Le ministre de la défense et commandant des forces armées égyptiennes, Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, a annoncé mardi 11 décembre avoir convié le président Mohamed Morsi et l'opposition à une rencontre mercredi pour tenter de sortir de la crise actuelle. Le général Sissi "appelle à une rencontre pour l'amour de l'Egypte", indique l'armée dans un communiqué publié sur sa page Facebook.

La rencontre devrait avoir lieu dans l'après-midi dans un complexe sportif militaire de la grande banlieue du Caire. Le Front de salut national (FSN), qui regroupe les opposants au référendum sur le projet de nouvelle Constitution en Egypte, a fait savoir qu'il déciderait mercredi matin de participer ou non à ce"dialogue national".

L'armée, dont le rôle est central en Egypte, n'a pas pris position entre les deux camps dans la crise née d'un décret présidentiel conférant à M. Morsi des pouvoirs étendus, auxquels il a finalement renoncé, et d'un projet de Constitution controversé qui doit être soumis samedi à un référendum. Pour autant, l'institution n'a pas manqué de signifier sa présence ces derniers jours, se posant en garante de la stabilité.
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Egyptians held by army during vote to face civil courts

Egyptians held by army during vote to face civil courts | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
(Reuters, via Aswat Masriya) - Anyone arrested by the military during Egypt's referendum on a new constitution will face civil rather than military courts, the presidency said on Tuesday after the army was given powers of arrest during the vote period.

"Individuals arrested under these powers must be remanded to the office of the prosecutor and are tried before civilian courts, if the prosecutor recommends trial," the presidency said in a statement after rights groups criticised the arrest powers granted by President Mohamed Mursi.

"Rumours have circulated that the law allows for civilians to be referred to military courts and this law does not, in any way, allow for civilians to be tried before military courts," it said in a note explaining the army's role that will last until results are declared after Saturday's referendum.
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Entretien avec Tewfik Aclimandos, Chercheur au Collège de France, spécialiste de l'Egypte

L’Egypte se trouve face à un moment charnière de son histoire contre-révolutionnaire. Le peuple égyptien semble divisé sur plusieurs plans, entre pro et anti-Morsi, entre islamistes et oppositions, entre conservateurs et progressistes, entre confessions… Pour comprendre les enjeux de cette crise, Mélissa Chemam reçoit Tewfik Aclimandos, Chercheur associé à la chaire d’histoire contemporaine du monde arabe au Collège de France et spécialiste de l’histoire de l’Egypte.
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Egypte : les manifestants pro et anti-Morsi mettent Le Caire sous tension

Egypte : les manifestants pro et anti-Morsi mettent Le Caire sous tension | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Deux cortèges défilent au Caire ce mardi 11 décembre. Les partisans des islamistes au pouvoir, qui se rassemblent pour défendre la politique de Mohamed Morsi, et les opposants, pour dénoncer son projet de référendum. Des manifestants anti-Morsi qui en début d'après-midi ont essayé de franchir les barrières dressées autour du palais présidentiel et ont été bloqués sans heurts par l'armée. Les forces anti-émeutes ont été mobilisées pour éviter la confrontation entre les deux camps.
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Moussa demands postponing referendum by two months

Moussa demands postponing referendum by two months | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Congress Party head Amr Moussa called for the postponement of the constitution referendum by two months, reaffirming his commitment to the position of the National Salvation Front, to cancel or postpone the referendum.
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Congress Party head Amr Moussa called for the postponement of the constitution referendum by two months, reaffirming his commitment to the position of the National Salvation Front, to cancel or postpone the referendum.

State-run news agency MENA quoted Moussa as saying, “postponing the referendum for two months will solve many problems, since it will allow for the reconsideration of the articles in the draft that are still points of contention. It will also allow time for different social actors to study and submit proposals."

Moussa explained that the draft constitution includes, “articles that are open to multiple interpretation with regard to freedoms, the state obligations toward its citizens with the right not to be discriminated against among them."

"All these questions need to be reviewed and therefore we need time,” he said.

Moussa noted that should the referendum go ahead as scheduled, on the condition of the agreement of the judiciary to supervise it, he will call on citizens to vote rejecting the draft constitution.

The National Salvation Front said in a statement Tuesday that it would announce its final position on the constitutional referendum in a press conference Wednesday morning.

Edited translation from MENA (Egypt independent)

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Le FMI reporte l'octroi d'un prêt à l'Egypte

LE CAIRE (Reuters) - Le Fonds monétaire international et l'Egypte sont convenus de reporter la conclusion d'un accord sur un prêt de 4,8 milliards de dollars (3,7 m...
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LE CAIRE (Reuters) - Le Fonds monétaire international et l'Egypte sont convenus de reporter la conclusion d'un accord sur un prêt de 4,8 milliards de dollars (3,7 milliards d'euros).

Le FMI a précisé mardi que ce report avait été sollicité par le pouvoir islamiste égyptien, confronté à un vaste de mouvement de contestation de l'opposition laïque et libérale contre son projet de référendum sur la Constitution, prévu samedi.

"A la lumière de l'évolution de la situation sur le terrain, les autorités égyptiennes ont demandé de repousser l'examen de leur requête en faveur d'un accord de soutien du FMI", écrit l'institution de Washington dans un communiqué.

Le conseil d'administration du FMI devait se réunir le 19 décembre pour éventuellement donner son feu vert à ce prêt, conformément à un accord préliminaire conclu par sa délégation au Caire en novembre.

Cette réunion devrait désormais avoir lieu en janvier, a déclaré le ministre égyptien des Finances, Moumtaz al Saïd.

D'après ce dernier, ce report permettra au gouvernement égyptien de faire un travail de pédagogie auprès de la population au sujet des réformes économiques mises en oeuvre pour obtenir le prêt alors que ces mesures, telles qu'une hausse des taxes finalement reportée, sont impopulaires.

Plus : http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/economie/20121211.REU2684/le-fmi-reporte-l-octroi-d-un-pret-a-l-egypte.html

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Sabbahi: Morsy’s legal legitimacy only removed through vote

Sabbahi: Morsy’s legal legitimacy only removed through vote | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Popular Current leader Hamdeen Sabbahi said although President Mohamed Morsy loses his legitimacy, his legal legitimacy cannot be lost without a vote.

He denied calling for presidential elections earlier than scheduled.

Sabbahi told the television program Hona al-Qahera on Monday that he is disappointed about the way the country is being run, and that President Mohamed Morsy favors the interests of the Muslim Brotherhood rather than those of the country.

Sabbahi, along with co-founder of the Constitution Party Mohamed ElBaradei and Conference Party head Amr Moussa, leads the National Salvation Front, an alliance of civil forces calling on Morsy to cancel the constitutional referendum and form a new constituent assembly to write a consensus constitution.

The front leaders had earlier said that Morsy started to lose his legitimacy after issuing a constitutional declaration on 22 November, which made his decisions unchallengeable.

“No one wants to exclude the Brotherhood. People reject wrong decisions, not the Brotherhood,” he said.

“There should be national consensus. Democracy doesn’t mean [subduing] the minority,” Sabbahi said referring to a potential popular explosion due to the Brotherhood’s “arrogance.” (Egypt independent)

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Egypt opposition fears violence from Brotherhood

Egypt opposition fears violence from Brotherhood | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

They showed a military-style precision: Crowds of bearded Islamists proclaiming allegiance to Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi and chanting "God is great" as they descended on tents set up by anti-Morsi protesters outside the presidential palace, swinging clubs and firing rifles. They set up a detention facility, interrogating and beating captured protesters.

The scene from bloody clashes outside the presidential palace a week ago hangs over Egypt's political crisis, as a daunting sign of how much more violent the confrontation could become between Morsi's Islamist supporters and the opposition that has launched a giant wave of protests against him.

Opponents of Morsi accuse his Muslim Brotherhood supporters of unleashing highly trained cadres - fired up with religious slogans - to crush their political rivals. They fear last week's violence was a signal that the Brotherhood will use force to push its agenda and defend its political gains in the face of a persistent protest movement demanding that Morsi withdraw a draft constitution largely written by his Islamist allies.

 

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Free, reduced transportation for referendum day

Free, reduced transportation for referendum day | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Transportation Ministry is reducing the price of air-conditioned train tickets by 50 percent for 15 December to encourage citizens who have to travel to vote on the constitution referendum.

Housing Minister and acting Transportation Minister Tareq Wafiq also said that transportations services will be doubled on referendum day, and that passengers will be allowed to ride buses and third class train carriages for free in order to promote voting.

Wafiq said that the decisions, which came after consulting with the rest of the Cabinet, would apply from 14 December at 6 am until 9 am on 16 December.

The move comes after a presidential decree barring voters from casting ballots from outside their electoral districts.

The Finance Ministry will pay the total cost difference to the Egyptian National Railways Authority.

Similar procedures were also put in place during the presidential elections.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm/Egypt independent

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Cairo Filmmakers Screen Images of Revolt on the President's Wall

Cairo Filmmakers Screen Images of Revolt on the President's Wall | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Activists from Mosireen, a Cairo film collective dedicated to documenting the continuing Egyptian revolution, set up a projector outside the presidential palace on Sunday night and showed video shot at the same location last week during street battles between opposition protesters and Islamist supporters of President Mohamed Morsi.

 

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Les imprimeries publiques sous haute surveillance

Les imprimeries publiques sous haute surveillance | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Le ministère de l’intérieur a commencé dès lundi à sécuriser le siège des imprimeries publiques officielles à Imbaba, chargées d’imprimer les bulletins de vote du référendum sur la Constitution qui devrait avoir lieu samedi prochain.

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Morsi's call for constitutional poll cannot be overruled

Morsi's call for constitutional poll cannot be overruled | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
The State Council's Administrative Court announced Tuesday that it could not issue a verdict in the case against President Mohamed Morsi's decision to hold a nationwide constitutional referendum on Saturday.

The court justified its position by saying that the president's decision was considered a "sovereign decision" and could therefore not be overruled by the court.

Late last week, President Morsi reversed a controversial 22 November presidential decree, which protected his decisions from judicial challenge, after critics – who staged mass demonstrations – condemned the declaration as "dictatorial."

The State Council's Administrative Court, however, declared that the president's decision to carry through with the planned referendum could not be overruled without infringing on the president's sovereignty.

Mass demonstrations were staged across Egypt on Tuesday against the planned referendum. The president's supporters, meanwhile, also held mass rallies in support of the scheduled constitutional poll.
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"Protest Here is Vigorous": Unrest, Polarization Before Egypt’s Referendum

Egypt is bracing for new protests today over President Mohamed Morsi’s hotly contested effort to hold a referendum on a controversial draft constitution. Ahead of today’s rallies, masked gunmen attacked opposition protesters camped out in Tahrir Square overnight, injuring more than a dozen. At least seven people have died in clashes, and hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets, since Morsi unilaterally expanded his powers last month. Democracy Now!’s Sharif Abdel Kouddous files a report from Cairo.


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Récentes fouilles dans la partie sud-ouest du complexe du Palais du Gouverneur à Ayn Asil/Balat

Conférence par Clara Jeuthe
mercredi 12 décembre 2012, à 18:00

Adresse : Ifao, 37 rue du Cheikh Ali Youssef, Mounira
Renseignements : 27971600, contact@ifao.egnet.net
Langue : anglais
Presentation :
Since 1977, the IFAO has been working in the necropolis and the occupation site in Balat, dating mainly from the late Old Kingdom till the early Middle Kingdom (2350 – 2000 BC). One of the most prominent features is the so called Governor’s Palace, which was founded during the reign of Pepi II.
During the last years, the recent excavations in its south-western part provide us not only with an insight into the stratigraphical development during the main occupation phases, but also in the changes and modifications in layout and function of different areas inside the main complex. Still, these first results of the ongoing excavations are raising questions for our understanding of a provincial palace, its organisation and their appearance in our archaeological data. Giving an overview of the current state of research in Ayn Asil, this lecture will focus mainly on the last occupation phase of the complex during the 11th/12th dynasty.
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Human rights groups reject draft constitution

Over 20 Egyptian human rights groups have rejected the proposed constitution, days before it is put to referendum, citing the lack of reference to international human rights treaties to which Egypt is signatory.

The groups released a statement on Monday to coincide with International Human Rights Day, claiming that the draft allows religious and political tyranny, as well as assaults on human rights. They claim that human rights were more protected in the former constitution than in the current draft which limits freedom of expression, freedom of the press and free flow of information.

The organisations criticised the president for holding a referendum on a constitution that does not have broad consensus, despite President Mohamed Morsy having vowed he would not.

The groups have also expressed concern over the powers that the president was granted in the draft. “The current draft grants the president authorities that are no less autocratic than those enjoyed by [former President] Hosni Mubarak,” the statement read.

The statement which was signed by 23 organiations including the Hisham Mubarak Law Center and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.

It was released days ahead of the 15 December referendum on the final draft constitution.

The National Salvation Front (NSF), the largest opposition bloc, released a statement on Sunday night announcing opposition to the draft which, it alleges, is non-consensual, consecrates presidential tyranny and devastates social and political rights.

The NSF rejects the referendum as well and claims it will lead to further polarisation among the public.

Since its release to the public, the draft constitution has been criticised by experts, activists, and even former Constituent Assembly members.

Several political parties, including Al-Dostour Party, have launched other campaigns, pointing out the flaws in the constitution and encouraging people to vote “no.”

The Freedom and Justice Party has launched a campaign urging people to vote “yes”, claiming that the constitution will bring about stability.

http://dailynewsegypt.com/2012/12/11/human-rights-groups-reject-draft-constitution/
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Égypte : le centre du Caire sous très haute tension

VIDÉO - L'armée et les opposants au président Mohammed Morsi se font face dans la capitale égyptienne en attendant les grandes manifestations qui doivent se tenir cet après-midi afin d'exiger le retrait du référendum prévu samedi.
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L'armée des promesses non tenues, par Laura-Julie Perreault

L'armée des promesses non tenues, par Laura-Julie Perreault | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Chacun sa manifestation?

Fait rare sur la place qui a été le théâtre de la révolution égyptienne, un partisan des Frères musulmans - l'organisation islamiste dont Mohamed Morsi a déjà été un haut dirigeant avant de devenir président - a voulu faire entendre son opinion, malgré la présence écrasante de partisans de l'opposition.

«Je pense que l'armée n'aura pas à intervenir parce que chaque camp va manifester à des endroits différents, comme c'est le cas depuis quelques jours», a affirmé, optimiste, Mohamed Fathi, avant d'être doucement rabroué par les manifestants de la place Tahrir, surtout laïques et libéraux.

Sameh Seif al Yazal, ancien officier militaire devenu expert en matière de sécurité, croit que beaucoup d'Égyptiens ont tort de faire tout un plat du rôle de l'armée dans le référendum.

«Je ne crois pas que les militaires vont être impliqués dans les manifestations d'aujourd'hui. L'armée veut rester neutre et ne voudra pas prendre parti. Elle protégera les institutions de l'État le jour du vote», note l'expert, qui rappelle que les militaires déployés autour du palais présidentiel appartiennent à une unité spéciale, soit la garde présidentielle.

Si les choses se corsent aujourd'hui et que les manifestations tournent à l'affrontement, comme les 5 et 6 décembre, l'armée sera alors peut-être appelée à faire plus, croit-il. «Mais pour l'instant, l'idée d'une loi martiale semble de la science-fiction.»

Un point de vue que partagent peu de manifestants.

 

Plus : http://www.lapresse.ca/international/dossiers/legypte-apres-moubarak/201212/11/01-4602694-larmee-des-promesses-non-tenues.php

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Electoral commission: Number of judges sufficient to supervise constitution referendum

Electoral commission: Number of judges sufficient to supervise constitution referendum | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
The Supreme Commission for Elections says Tuesday it is prepared for the constitutional referendum slated for Saturday.
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The Supreme Commission for Elections says Tuesday it is prepared for the constitutional referendum slated for Saturday.

"The commission has a sufficient number of judges to supervise the referendum," said  Judge Zaghloul al-Balshy, secretary general of the Supreme Commission for Elections, adding that the referendum will be carried out on time.

Balshy told Al-Masry Al-Youm, "The commission is done with [distributing] 13,100 sub-committees, in addition to 351 general committees and 331 electoral colleges."

"Each judge will supervise a sub-committee that includes a maximum of three ballot boxes," he added.

"The Supreme Elections Commission will distribute judges to committees Wednesday evening," Balshy said.

With regard to press and monitoring during the referendum proceedings, Balshy said that, "the Egyptian media does not need permits to cover the electoral process." He clarified that "only foreign media will need to get permits, as well as domestic and foreign NGOs."

The commission has already started receiving requests for permits, Balshy said.

The ballots will be secured in a way that does not allow for forgery, Balshy assured.

Information about voting will, according to the commission, be available on its website on Wednesday morning. A source said that voters’ lists have been revised and ineligible voters excluded.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt independent)

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Many Egyptians may not vote after new regulations handed down

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A new set of voting restrictions has been implemented by Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi ahead of Saturday’s constitutional referendum that could see a large number of Egyptians unable to vote.

The new changes by Morsi to the electoral law means that any Egyptian must vote in the referendum in their local district. This means that any Egyptian originally from outside, for example, Cairo and is working in the capital, would be required to travel to their hometown in order to cast a ballot.

“The Supreme Electoral Commission had requested that polling outside voters’ electoral districts be cancelled for the referendum so as to avoid doubts about the fairness of the poll, as well as alleviate pressure on judges supervising the vote,” the presidential office said in a statement on Tuesday morning.

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Masked Gunmen Attack Egyptian Protesters In Tahrir

Masked Gunmen Attack Egyptian Protesters In Tahrir | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Masked gunmen attacked opposition protesters camped out at Cairo's Tahrir Square early on Tuesday, firing birdshot at them and wounding nine people, security officials said.The attack stoked tensions just hours ahead of rival mass rallies in the Egyptian capital by supporters and opponents of the country's Islamist president over a disputed draft constitution. The charter has vastly polarized the nation and triggered some of the worst violence since Mohammed Morsi took office in June as Egypt's first freely elected president.

It was unclear who was behind the pre-dawn attack on the protesters who have been staging a sit-in at Tahrir for nearly three weeks, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

The protesters belong to the liberal opposition, which claims the draft of the charter restricts freedoms and gives Islamists vast influence over the running of the country. The draft, hurriedly adopted late last month by Morsi's Islamist allies, is going to a nationwide referendum on Saturday.

 

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[Égypte] L’alliance du sabre et du « goupillon » (islamiste)

[Égypte] L’alliance du sabre et du « goupillon » (islamiste) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Morsi a décidé hier dimanche une série de hausse de taxes dont celle sur la bière mais aussi sur l’alcool, les cigarettes, la shisha, l’électricité, le gaz et bien d’autres. Levée de boucliers immédiate.

Dans la nuit, à 2 h du matin, Morsi annule ses hausses de taxe et remet les pouvoirs à l’armée jusqu’au 15 décembre ( le jour du référendum).

Pendant ce temps, les opposants se divisent sur le référendum. Les juges appellent au boycott, Fotouh, dirigeant islamiste révolutionnaire appelle à voter « non », le Front de Salut National appelle au boycott qualifiant le referendum de « farce », mais Baradei et Moussa, deux de ses dirigeants disent préférer personnellement voter « non », les démocrates révolutionnaires et les socialistes révolutionnaires, continuent pour le moment, à appeler au boycott.

 

Plus : http://juralib.noblogs.org/2012/12/11/egypte-lalliance-du-sabre-et-du-goupillon-islamiste/

 

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Revolutionary forces say regime's legitimacy diminishing - News - Aswat Masriya

Revolutionary forces say regime's legitimacy diminishing - News - Aswat Masriya | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Opposition forces have condemned what they described as "recurring disarray" in presidential decisions, insisting that it shows that President Mohamed Mursi's legitimacy is wearing thin.

The opposition said that the decision to raise taxes then halt it in less than 24 hours, in fear of public outrage, attests to the falling apart of the regime.

Twenty-four political parties and revolutionary movements denounced the floundering of the president, saying that it negatively affected the status of the presidential institution.

The opposition slammed the postponement of the tax-raise decision to after the referendum on the draft constitution, for "social dialogue", – especially when the draft constitution itself was never put out for serious debate.

In a statement, they stressed that the bloodshed of martyrs within a few meters from the president's palace completely shattered Mursi's moral credibility.

Opposition forces urged the continuation of protests against a new decree issued by Mursi and a referendum on a charter written without national consensus.

They held the president accountable for last week's bloodshed by his presidential palace and the Muslim Brotherhood responsible for what they described as "massacre". (Aswat Masriya)

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