Egyptian Military Dissolves Parliament, Vows to Stay in Power for Six Months


The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the Egyptian military government currently in power, dissolved the country’s “feeble” parliament, suspended the country’s constitution, and said it will stay in power for six months, “or until elections are held.” The military will appoint a committee to propose changes to the constitution, and the public will then get to vote on the amended constitution. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces can issue new laws during the transition period, said the Supreme Council of Armed forces on state television today. Not terribly upset about this news, crowds in Tahrir are beginning to thin. [CNN, NYT]