Egypt’s military dissolves parliament
It looks good but could still go bad - the fact that the military has set a timeline for transition back to civilian government is a great sign.
Egypt’s military dissolved parliament and will run the country for six months, it said in a statement Sunday, two days after President Hosni Mubarak resigned.
The government is now reporting to the military high command in the same way it reported to Mubarak before he stepped down, the prime minister confirmed shortly before the military statement was read out on state television.
The restoration of security and normal life is the government’s priority, Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said, as troops began trying to clear protesters from Tahrir Sqaure, the spiritual heart of the 18-day uprising that toppled Mubarak after 30 years.