Col. Morris Davis, the former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo, talks about his mission to close the facility.
By Lucky Gold
Egypt’s Elections: Two Opposing Views
As Egypt prepares for a runoff election to choose its president, Amr Moussa, a candidate in the first round of elections and a former foreign minister under Hosni Mubarak, was asked how Egypt can elect a president, with a new constitution to enumerate his powers.
“In fact that is not my point of view,” said Moussa, speaking from Cairo. “My point of view is that the current constitutional declaration is enough to give the president the power he needs.”
Among those powers, he listed “the period of four years, the right of two terms, the separation of forces, the independence of the judiciary.”
“So I don’t think this is a very important point,” he added. “I believe that the president, once elected, knows exactly the powers he will use. The constitutional declaration is quite enough for the time being.”
And if it proves not to be enough? Said Moussa: “If the need arises, then we’ll deal with that through some amendments. So this is not a crucial point concerning the presidential elections.” FULL POST
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The U.S. relationship with Russia is deteriorating at a critical time for Syria and Iran.
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