Egypt’s Military Dissolves Parliament

Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces announced today on state TV that it is dissolving the country’s parliament, suspending the constitution and is calling for called for elections in six months.

“[The military] is looking forward to a peaceful transition for a free democratic system to permit an elected civil authority to be in charge of the country to build a democratic free nation,” said military spokesman General Mohsen el-Fangari on state television.

The announcement came minutes after prime minister Ahmed Shafiq said the country’s economy was “stable” and identified the primary concern of the interim government is “to bring security back to the Egyptian citizen.”

Just days after Egyptian protesters received news that the 30-year ruler of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, would no longer wield power, today’s announcements will be warmly received by the victorious anti-Mubarak protesters whose ultimate goal was for the complete overhaul of the Egyptian power structure.


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