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Brotherhood discusses next steps after court ruling dissolved parliament

Brotherhood leaders meet on Saturday to discuss the ruling by the High Constitutional Court, which has dissolved parliament, where they hold majority

Ahram Online, Saturday 16 Jun 2012
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Muslim Brotherhood's leaders meet to discuss the recent court ruling by the HCC (Photo: AP)
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A meeting is underway headed by leaders of both the Muslim Brotherhood and their political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), to discuss the High Constitutional Court's ruling, which dissolved Egypt's parliament.

The FJP held the majority of the seats. Parliament speaker, Saad El- Katatni, Brotherhood vice-chairman, Khayrat El-Shater, and presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi are in attendance. 

Thursday’s ruling by the High Constitutional Court ruled that Egypt's Parliamentary Elections Law – which regulated last year's legislative polls – is unconstitutional. Fresh elections for both the upper (Shura Council) and lower (People's Assembly) house are expected.  

The ruling also dismissed the calls for enforcing the Disenfranchisement Law against Mubarak’s ex-prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq; Morsi’s rival in Egypt’s elections' runoffs taking place 16 and 17 June.

The Islamist’s candidate has joined the meeting after his return from his hometown, Sharqyia, where he was casting his vote.

The Brotherhood is expected to release a statement to the press at the conclusion of the meeting.

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Ahmed mohey
17-06-2012 03:35pm
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Egypt will never be free again
If The MB wins tonight , this will be the end of any type of freedom the eygptians might have had , and with new ruling from an islamist president with a pipe line from god
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Free Lady
16-06-2012 08:26pm
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Lost Credibility
MB lost credibility among Egyptians. They know new reality never to be in control of power again. People are tired and want to finish this political mess. They care more to run their house hold matters then keep protesting and stay in Tehrir. Economy is in nose dive which need immediate and urgent steps to stabilize. Better for MB to prepare for new elections rather then attempting some new adventure. They will never find people behind them anymore.
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Ajibola Kehinde/Nigeria
16-06-2012 07:24pm
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Protect the votes
Muslim Brotherhood should wake up to defend there vote and right because SCAF is planning rigging to favour Shafiq.
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