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Egypt’s standoff between president, prosecutor ends

‘A MISUNDERSTANDING’:Morsi backed down on removing Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud, which he could not do by law and which the judiciary opposed

AP, CAIRO

The move to remove the prosecutor general presented Morsi with a dilemma: If he moved too aggressively against Mahmoud, it would have fed into criticisms that he is exceeding the powers of his office. If he had moved too slowly, it would have fueled accusations that he is failing to address the goals of last year’s uprising that overthrew Mubarak.

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