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Africa North
Dismissed prosecutor-general appointed head of Egypt appeal court
2012-12-07
[Al Ahram] Judge Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud, Egypt's former prosecutor-general, was appointed head of Egypt's court of appeal on Thursday upon his request, following weeks of tension with President Mohamed Morsi. Mahmoud was appointed Egypt's prosecutor-general in 2006 by ousted president Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
. He maintained the position for five months under Morsi, who eventually replaced him with Judge Talaat Abdullah after issuing a constitutional declaration making his decisions impervious to judicial challenge.

Morsi first relieved Mahmoud of his duties in mid-October, but was forced to reverse the decision after Egypt's High Constitutional Court ruled the move unconstitutional. At the time, Mahmoud insisted on finishing his tenure, criticising Morsi for his decision.
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