Conflict & Justice

Egypt's Military Tightens Power Grip Despite Election Results

Egypt's generals have a curious view of democracy.

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They are insisting that a military-appointed panel should write the country's new constitution, not newly-elected parliamentarians.

That prompted a boycott announcement by the Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday.

The Muslim Brotherhood dominated the election held last week and want the Parliament to write a new charter.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Wall Street Journal correspondent in Cairo, Matt Bradley, who was just a handful of Western journalists called by Egypt's military Wednesday for a rare briefing.