Middle East

Main Egypt opposition coalition rejects interim charter

An armed Egyptian policeman scouts buildings among protesters demonstrating against deposed president Mohammed Morsi on July 7, 2013 in Cairo. Egypt's National Salvation Front, the main coalition that backed Morsi's overthrow, denounced on Tuesday a decree which invests the new interim president with extensive powers and sets a new election schedule.

An armed Egyptian policeman scouts buildings among protesters demonstrating against deposed president Mohammed Morsi on July 7, 2013 in Cairo. Egypt's National Salvation Front, the main coalition that backed Morsi's overthrow, denounced on Tuesday a decree which invests the new interim president with extensive powers and sets a new election schedule.  (AFP/File)

Egypt's National Salvation Front, the main coalition that backed former president Mohamed Morsi's overthrow, denounced on Tuesday a decree which invests the new interim president with extensive powers and sets a new election schedule.

"The National Salvation Front announces its rejection of the constitutional decree," it said in a statement. The coalition was led by Mohamed ElBaradei until his appointment as vice president in the new government.

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