Sunday, July 8, 2012

Egypt's Mohammed Morsi orders dissolved parliament to reconvene

Egypt's Mohammed Morsi orders dissolved parliament to reconvene

In apparent reversal of a decision by the military last month to dismiss the assembly, Egypt's new president calls the Islamist-led parliament to resume work.

By Reuters | Jul.08, 2012 | 6:11 PM

Egypt's new president decreed on Sunday that the dissolved Islamist-led parliament should reconvene until a new one was elected, apparently reversing a decision by generals who had dismissed the assembly based on a court ruling.

"President Mohammed Morsi ordered the reconvening of sessions of the elected parliament," according to a presidential statement read out by Morsi's aide Yasser Ali. An early parliamentary election will be held within 60 days of a new constitution being approved by the nation, Ali said.
The Supreme Constitutional Court ordered the lower house of parliament dissolved last month after finding fault with the election process. The generals, Egypt's interim rulers until they handed powers to Morsi on June 30, implemented the decision and gave themselves legislative powers.

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