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Egypt president, judges compromising on reform law

The Egyptian president`s office is indicating a compromise has been reached with the judiciary to defuse an uproar over a proposed law that would have forced out thousands of the country`s most senior judges.



Cairo: The Egyptian president`s office is indicating a compromise has been reached with the judiciary to defuse an uproar over a proposed law that would have forced out thousands of the country`s most senior judges.

President Mohammed Mursi met on Sunday with five top judges after more than a week of bitter arguing between Islamists and some in the judiciary over the disputed bill, which would lower the retirement age.

The president`s allies say the courts are filled with loyalists of the deposed regime of Hosni Mubarak. The opposition accuses Mursi`s backers of calling for reform of the judiciary as a cover to install their own supporters.

After the meeting, a statement from the president`s office said Mursi is launching a conference to include judges in any laws about the justice system.

PTI

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