Egypt military suspended constitution, scheduled elections

On February 13, 2011, the Egyptian military suspended the Egyptian Constitution [PDF] and announced it would manage the nation until the August 2011 elections. The military indicated that it would use a representative panel to amend the constitution in the wake of weeks of protests in the streets of Cairo. The move by the military came two days after the resignation of former President Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down in response to the protests. The country is still under the 30-year state of emergency instituted by the former leader, but the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces announced the partial suspension of emergency laws in January 2012. Prosecutors in Egypt are currently seeking the death penalty for Mubarak.


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