Transcript for Egypt President's Power Grab
Overseas tonight into the Middle East now that truce between Israel and Hamas holding. But -- brewing crisis in Egypt giant protest because of their new leader in what he's done. President -- more CC here with secretary of state Hillary Clinton helping to broker that truce but then went after. A push for more -- for more power. But tonight many the people of Egypt say not so fast in the protests are growing now ABC's back up and in the region again tonight for us. With massive protest a hail of stones -- to tear gas Egypt is again in turmoil tonight. The violence -- reaction to Egypt's first democratically elected leader. Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed -- declaring all its presidential decisions are exempt from appeal or review. By lawmakers. With sports protesters even tortured Muslim Brotherhood office in Alexandria. And liberal presidential candidate Mohammed -- -- tweeting. He appointed -- Egypt's new -- He exactly is more bought did not -- Obama. Just months ago Dorsey was obscure Islamist politician before being elected in May shooting international prominence this week by brokering the -- -- Israel cease fire. Solidifying himself is a key US ally. I want to thank presidents have more seat for his personal leadership. Two. It puts the United States in an awkward position after criticized. Partner. At -- eight is clearly now -- to -- on. In the region. Now the State Department says this is an issue of international concern. But more she is saying this is only temporary that you relinquish those powers once the constitution is completed but he's extended the deadline for that until late February.
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