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Egypt court looking into membership validity of over 100 MPs

Appeals challenging the validity of MPs name several high-profile parliamentarians including parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Al and the head of the 'In Love of Egypt' parliamentary bloc Sameh Seif El-Yazal

Ahram Online , Monday 14 Mar 2016
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A general view shows members of the Egyptian parliament attending the opening session at the main headquarters of Parliament in Cairo, Egypt, January 10, 2016 (Reuters)
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Egypt's Court of Cassation is currently looking into appeals challenging the membership validity of more than 100 of the country's MPs, parliamentary sources told Al-Ahram daily newspaper on Monday.

The source said that the court sent a notice to parliament informing several MPs that the court is looking into the appeals, which were made by hopeful parliamentary candidates alleging that violations took place in the parliamentary voting process.  

The appeals name several high-profile MPs including parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Al and the head of the 'In Love of Egypt' parliamentary bloc Sameh Seif El-Yazal.

Article 107 of the constitution stipulates that the Court of Cassation has jurisdiction over matters related to the membership validity of MPs.

Challenges are to be submitted to the court 30 days of the announcement of the final election results, with a verdict to be passed within 60 days from when the challenge is filed.

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