Egyptian VP: Morsi Vows to Not Use New Powers

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President Mohamed Morsy has promised not to actually use the expanded powers he granted himself in the constitutional declaration issued last month, his vice president has said.

"I assure you that President Morsy told me, 'I will not use this constitutional declaration,'" Vice President Mahmoud Mekky said in an interview published in state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper Wednesday.