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Court delays ruling in case against Egypt's constitutional addendum

Supreme Administrative Court postpones ruling on controversial addendum to last year's Constitutional Declaration granting ruling military council full legislative powers

Ahram Online, Tuesday 26 Jun 2012
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Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court on Tuesday delayed its ruling in the case against the controversial addendum to last year's Constitutional Declaration – issued earlier this month by the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) – to 10 July.

Last week, the SCAF issued an 'addendum' to last year's Constitutional Declaration (issued in the wake of last year's revolution)  authorising the SCAF to dissolve the constituent assembly – tasked with drafting a new constitution – and draw up a new one in the event that the current assembly "failed to carry out its functions." SCAF members later declared that this article of the addendum had been issued in case the constituent assembly was found unconstitutional following the dissolution of parliament.

The addendum has met with vociferous criticism by most revolutionary political groups, especially the Muslim Brotherhood whose Freedom and Justice Party boasts almost half of the seats in parliament.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of demonstrators remain camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square to voice opposition to the constitutional addendum and the recent dissolution of parliament's lower house. 

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