CAIRO: President Adly Mansour’s delegation of some of his presidential powers to Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab on Thursday has a limited scope of power and is primarily for emergencies, political science professor Mostafa Kamel said Thursday.
“These powers are available for Mahlab only in the most extreme cases and in accordance with the constitution,” Kamel told Youm7.
Kamel said the move also has precedent. “The decision itself is not new,” he said; Mansour also delegated some of his powers to former Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawy.
The delegated powers include the imposition of the emergency law, disposition of state property, establishment of nuclear power plants, distribution of pensions, secondment of judges, and the regulation of Al-Azhar.
Originally published in Youm7.