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Egypt’s president asserts authority over army

via Al Jazeera

“Defence Minister Tantawi and army Chief of Staff Anan replaced and military-issued constitutional amendments cancelled. 

The Egyptian president has ordered the powerful head of the army and defence minister, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, and several senior generals into retirement and cancelled constitutional amendments issued by the military restricting presidential powers.

Mohamed Morsi announced through a spokesman on Sunday the dismissal of Tantawi and his appointment as a presidential adviser.

According to state television, Abdul-Fatah al-Sessi would replace Tantawi as defence minister and the general commander of the army.”

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