'Morsi will take oath before High Constitutional Court': Brotherhood's Sobhi Saleh
Muslim Brotherhood member says president-elect will be sworn by the High Constitutional Court, as specified by the military council's recently issued constitutional addendum
MENA, Monday 25 Jun 2012
Muslim Brotherhood's Sobhi Saleh (Photo: AP)
Sobhi Saleh, Muslim Brotherhood leading figure and MP in the now-dissolved parliament claimed on Monday that newly elected President Mohamed Morsi will take the oath before the High Constitutional Court (HCC).
Saleh stressed that in accepting to be sworn in before the HCC, as specified by the military council's constitutional addendum issued on the day that voting in the presidential runoffs ended, Morsi is not accepting the dissolution of parliament.
Parliament was dissolved on the basis of an HCC ruling issued on the same as the constitutional addendum issued, ruling that the Parliamentary elections law was unconstitutional.
Revolutionary forces have urged the Islamist president not to be sworn in before the HCC. They argue that this would grant letimacy to the constitutional addendum, that strips the president of significant powers, and reserving them to the military council.
Article 30 of the addendum states that if parliament is dissolved, the president will be vowed into office in front of the general assembly of the HCC.
On Sunday Freedom and Justice Party's member Saad El-Husseini had stated the opposite, saying that Morsi would take the oath before parliament.