One day after the cease-fire was announced however, Morsi made a public declaration granting himself near absolute powers within Egypt. He proclaimed that his rulings would be above the jurisdiction of Egyptian courts… this essentially eliminates the last check on his power.
His announcement caused hundreds of thousands of protestors to once again storm public squares including Cairo’s Tahrir Sqaure where chants of “Down with the Tyrant” were heard… the same chants used against Mubarak last year.
There is no real measure in place to remove Morsi from power short of an all-out coup or until nationwide national elections… however if nothing is done concerning his latest pronouncement of absolute power, he could theoretically indefinitely postpone those elections.
Morsi claims that the court system includes too many Mubarak era supreme court judges who are seeking to bring the ousted dictator back to power. Morsi claims that once the threat of Mubarak truly is over, he will give up his newly claimed power. The problem is that apparently it will be Morsi himself who will decide when this “threat” passes… people in Egypt now fear all the Arab Spring revolution did for Egypt was trade one dictator for another…