Egypt's Morsi replaces military chiefs in bid to consolidate power

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Image uploaded from a quicklink Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced Sunday that he was sacking the country's two top military chiefs, a provocative move that could provoke a backlash from the military amid a contentious debate over presidential powers. Morsi, the country's first Islamist statesman, also announced he was suspending a constitutional decree the country's generals passed on the eve of his election in June that sharply reduced the powers of the presidency and gave the military vast authority.

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