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By Mirembe Martina

The military of Egypt decided to retain power of the country despite the elections which ended and saw Islamist, Mohamed Morsi win. They argue that they are waiting for the official results to come out on Thursday to hand over power.

In a wave of discontent, Egyptians have decided to hold mass demonstrations in Cairo soon.

The Muslim Brotherhood, to which Mohamed belongs to has called onto its supporters to come together at Tahrir Square to protest the military’s decision to retain power despite anticipation from the people to be ruled once again by the rule of law.

The military ordered the dissolution of the Islamist-dominated legislature a move gives the military control over law-making, the budget, and the writing of a new constitution, which will effectively limit the new president’s powers.

The Muslim Brotherhood believes the military council, which has been ruling the country since the revolution 16 months ago, is trying to frustrate the transition from military to civilian rule.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf) has insisted that it will hand over power to the new president by June 30.