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Egyptian judiciary angered by proposed law

Government plan to replace senior judges with "new blood" risks setting off a rebellion country can ill afford.

Last Modified: 07 May 2013 20:33
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Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi has reshuffled his cabinet, but the induction of a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader cabinet comes at a time when many Egyptians are accusing the group of trying to monopolise power.

A government proposal to force senior judges into retirement has been strongly opposed by the judiciary.

They say the Muslim Brotherhood wants to replace them with its own members, while the government argues that the judiciary is in need of new blood.

Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught reports from Cairo.

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