As election opens, Egypt military hopes to cement its power
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces created a storm when it supported amendments to the constitution that would limit presidential and parliamentary powers in controlling the military budget.
“Today the people choose their servant.” This is what is written on the propaganda flyers of Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Al-Futuh, the independent Islamic candidate for Egyptian presidency. The question being bounced around the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), under the leadership of General Tantawi, is whether the new president will also be the servant of the military, or will the military find itself...
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