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Egypt constitutional court leaves Shafiq in presidency race, dissolves at least 1/3 of Parliament

Constitutional Court rules to annul the election of one third of parliamentary seats, but to keep Mubarak's last prime minister in the presidential race

Thursday 14 Jun 2012
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File photo: Jan. 23, 2012 file photo, members of parliament (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's High Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that the Political Disenfranchisement Law, which had been referred to it by the Presidential Elections Commission, was unconstitutional. In the same session, the court found the election of one third of parliamentary seats, reserved for individual candidates, unconstitutional.

As such, the run-off presidential election between former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq and Freedom and Justice Party leader, Mohamed Morsi is to go ahead as planned, with balloting scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. On the other hand, the election of one third of parliamentary seats has been rendered null and void. Parliament is expected to be suspended until new elections are held for these seats.

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Brian Morgan
15-06-2012 12:34am
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As an Eglishman living here in Egypt for several years, I have observed the unfolding events of the past 17 months with great trepidation. On the one hand there have been the revolutionaries, whose cause, in my humble opinion, was and is wholly justified but it was not enough to topple a regime and leave the fallout to God and providence. The alternative to the former regime was { to paraphrase} to deliver the country to the best organised political movement, namely The Muslim Brotherhood. Before the revolution if you had asked the people of Egypt if they would have accepted The Parliament, The Judiciary and the presidency to be dominated by this group I am sure that the overwhelming majority would have voted a resounding "NO" as borne out by the first round of voting in the presidential election where 75% of those that voted rejected Mr. Morsy. I have read much criticism of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces but I am certain that without them the country would have alre
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Brian Morgan
14-06-2012 08:33pm
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As an Eglishman living here in Egypt for several years, I have observed the unfolding events of the past 17 months with great trepidation. On the one hand there have been the revolutionaries, whose cause, in my humble opinion, was and is wholly justified but it was not enough to topple a regime and leave the fallout to God and providence. The alternative to the former regime was { to paraphrase} to deliver the country to the best organised political movement, namely The Muslim Brotherhood. Before the revolution if you had asked the people of Egypt if they would have accepted The Parliament, The Judiciary and the presidency to be dominated by this group I am sure that the overwhelming majority would have voted a resounding "NO" as borne out by the first round of voting in the presidential election where 75% of those that voted rejected Mr. Morsy. I have read much criticism of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces but I am certain that without them the country would have alre
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Irie
16-06-2012 12:35pm
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Foreigners
All the foreigners including myself for sure contribute to the old regime and wanting to keep them, because we get paid more , treated better and live better than most Egyptains in their own coutry. Some of us need to shut up and let the chips fall where they lie.. Let the Egyptains learn to fight their own battles.
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Bill
14-06-2012 07:44pm
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Parliament unconstitutional, laws they passed also must be.
Appears logical that there is now no government and no compliance regarding the constituent assembly that is to draft a constitution. Hence, it is putting the cart before the horse event to elect a President. Yet, Egypt is doing so in next 72 hours. Perhaps now I understand why many think Shafiq just won the election today. On another note, MB have played this chess game very well over the last 30 years and they seem convinced that they will, with their followers helping, declare checkmate Sunday night. These are the times that try men's souls. Good luck and Godspeed - peace be with you all.
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Heba
14-06-2012 03:40pm
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at last
somebody starts to take the situation seriously. Lead the country responsibly, all of you in parliament, government, presidency
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Irie
16-06-2012 12:41pm
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The only body leading the country since the Revolution is SCAF! dont be fooled with the palimentary elections, that was just a sham. See is now desloved 2 days before the Presidental elections?? A president with no parliment and no constitution?? I think you should be directing you concern to SCAF..
Irie
16-06-2012 12:41pm
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RE; Lead the country
The only body leading the country since the Revolution is SCAF! dont be fooled with the palimentary elections, that was just a sham. See is now desloved 2 days before the Presidental elections?? A president with no parliment and no constitution?? I think you should be directing you concern to SCAF..
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poha
14-06-2012 02:48pm
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surprise surprise
no surprises there everyone knows that the old regime is still running the country and the judiciary
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Adam
14-06-2012 02:28pm
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LOL
no surprise there!!!
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