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  11/30/2012, Kislev 16, 5773

Morsi: Decree will Expire Once Constitution is Approved

The controversial constitutional declaration "meets the requirements of the current period" and will expire as soon as a new constitution is approved through a popular referendum, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said on Thursday, according to a report in the Egypt Independent.

The decree made all of Morsi’s decisions immune from judicial oversight until the new constitution is ratified and a new parliament is elected. Since Morsi issued the declaration last Thursday, it has sparked mass protests by opposition forces and a strike by judges across the nation.