Egypt’s Morsi flexes his muscles early

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi overruled the Army’s generals in calling parliament back into session could be interpreted two ways – either as a direct confrontation or evidence of a back-room deal, says the Christian Science Monitor.

Khalil al-Anani of Durham University, tells the paper that whatever the reasons behind his decision, it is “a bold and significant step from Morsi to show his powerful presidency. Until we know the reaction of SCAF, this decree reflects Morsi’s sense of self-assertiveness and confidence. The question is to what extent Morsi can defy the military and challenge their power.”

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