Report: Egypt's military considering early power transfer

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 30, 2012 11:09

Egypt's military rulers in the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) are considering handing control of the country to civilian authorities earlier than planned, Egypt's Al Ahram reported Sunday.

According to the report, the SCAF convened a Saturday meeting with its advisory council to discuss a wave of protests that erupted on January 25, the first anniversary of the revolution that ousted longtime President Hosni Mubarak.

Originally scheduled to turn control to the newly-elected president after elections in June, the military has come under tremendous popular pressure to relinquish power sooner.

The advisory council, created as a civilian face for the SCAF in December, is expected to present a proposal on the matter by Wednesday.


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