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Egypt's SCAF should stop MPs from entering parliament building: Legal expert

Ex-deputy PM and constitutional law expert Yehia El-Gamal calls reinstatement of lower house 'illegal, unconstitutional,' urges military council to forbid MPs from entering People's Assembly

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Jul 2012
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Former Egyptian deputy premier and prominent legal expert Yehia El-Gamal blasted President Mohamed Morsi’s Sunday decree reinstating the dissolved People's Assembly (the lower house of Egypt's parliament), describing the move as "illegal and unconstitutional."

"The military council should forbid members of parliament from entering the parliament building," El-Gamal said in a statement on Sunday evening.

Morsi’s decision "completely violates legal norms," he added, pointing out that the move could be overturned by Egypt's administrative courts.

"If the reinstated parliament convenes and issues legislation, any Egyptian citizen will have the right to appeal these laws in court," El-Gamal asserted, considering "all meetings held or decisions made by this parliament to be null and void."

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Dina
09-07-2012 05:31pm
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And please people realize this is a blessing. There should be no Parliament or President for that matter, until we have a constitution in place, even though it is too late for that. You are making it so easy for this country to become another dictatorship, or even a theocracy. Mark my words. These people will have the power to shape the country however they want for the next 1oos of years, and they know nothing! You need constitutional lawyers and judges to write the constitution, people who believe in a civil, democratic state. Please lets be normal and think for once! We will have another election and another Parliament, after the constitution. And in this way no one who is serving in the Parliament will have had a way to shape the constitution to serve their interests. People, there has to be a separation of legislative, judicial and executive branches or else the country is doomed!
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Dina
09-07-2012 05:23pm
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Of course they should not be prevented from entering. The law has spoken. Why should they be allowed to enter when they are no longer members of Parliament? People, this is the law!!! I don't understand why people are getting upset. First of all, there was so much cheating going on in the whole election process, Parliament and President. And I am not putting it only on Ikwan, also Salafists and Shafik. But if you are really being chosen by the people, and you are so confident people want you, why is there a need for cheating and bribing? This is wrong people. And what you did about running people from parties for independents is wrong! And Shura council will be finished too once this is all over, because they are also illegal. Therefore everything is null. They are having elections again later. If these people are so sure they are the will of the people, who cares? You will get reelected, right? And this time hopefully you will not cheat and break rules.
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Luiz
09-07-2012 12:16pm
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Shame
One may disagree with Morsy's decision, but it is shameful to call upon the military to prevent the reopening of a freely elected Parliament. After all, only one third of the seats were declared unconstitutional, and new elections are foreseen. More and more Egyptian "liberals" show their true colors.
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Guest
10-07-2012 07:48pm
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"social services provided by the MB"-definitely you mean the bowls of rice given by MB to the poor hungry people to win over their voices on the elections. Social agenda, you said-oh, yeah-lovely blah blah blah pleasant for the ears of simple innocent people. MB and the newly elected president are liers: they say one thing and do the opposite.Only you, naive egyptians may trust them and their words, especially regarding the new elections.Your Moursi (together with MB) is a wolf in a sheep's skin. Time will tell this
Luiz
09-07-2012 10:20pm
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Disaster? Can you read? The decree states clearly there will be new elections after the Constitution is approved. Then liberals may try to win, but since they have no social agenda whatsoever, they will lose again. As long as Egyptian secularists (not liberals, they do not deserve being called so) do not grasp the importance of social services provided by the MB, and the necessity of accepting the MB as part of mainstream politics, they are doomed to failure.
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09-07-2012 02:42pm
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Shame? No, Beginning of Disaster
What do you mean? Is it shameful to try to save the country from the choking embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood? No , it is a brave deed. Still some weak attempts are being made to bridle the Brothers yet they are doomed due to poor naive people who are thinking that they have now their "democracy". Funny, but the Egyptians are paving the way to the Middle Ages with their own hands. Enough to read the Ahram News about the young people murdered by salafists to understand that this is the beginning of the disaster for those who do not share the MB's views and policies.
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Nilamudeen
09-07-2012 11:17am
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latest developments in Egypt
I am deeply concerned about the steps being atken by the New president Mr. Morsi as I fear democarcy and the rule of law might be history very soon in Egypt and Taliban style courts may come into force in that country. I strobgly support the view expressed by Mr. El Gamal.
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erza
09-07-2012 08:33am
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Egypt's SCAF should stop MPs from entering parliament building: Legal expert
Yehia El-Gamal is stuck in the past. None of his diatribe is meaningful in the post revolution Egypt. He is too senile and too wedded to the past to think clearly. The basis for his argument is erased by the new Egypt. His criteria is a passe.
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Ghoneem
09-07-2012 07:56am
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Is the plan to make all of Egypt governed by the brotherhood
I believe putting back the parliament means that all the political issues in the country will be handled by the muslim brotherhood, when we are in need for someone out of that group who could have another productive approach to issues
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Hector M
09-07-2012 01:42am
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Yahia Gmal
Yahia Gmal, you are nothing but full of balogne, and lies. You are expert of nothing, but mouth piece of old regime, and should be put in solitary confinement. You are danger to the Egyptian society. Parliament was elected by the people, not by miserable expert like you. You better shut up and and open your shop else where. Egypt is free. You should not be free you traitor.
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Hector M
09-07-2012 01:42am
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Yahia Gmal
Yahia Gmal, you are nothing but full of balogne, and lies. You are expert of nothing, but mouth piece of old regime, and should be put in solitary confinement. You are danger to the Egyptian society. Parliament was elected by the people, not by miserable expert like you. You better shut up and and open your shop else where. Egypt is free. You should not be free you traitor.
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Aziz Tayyab
08-07-2012 11:25pm
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Fake Legal Expert
Mr. Morsi should dissolve the so called supreme General's council and fire the judges who ordered the parliament to be dissolved.The members were elected by the people in a fair election and they are the one's who should adopt a new constitution and declare all orders based on old constitution null and void.
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Enough10
09-07-2012 01:54am
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The MB did not win free and fairly, their mass bribing of the poor would of have meant removal in any country. It is not democratic to have a religious party to begin with if there are no safegaurds in protecting the people of other faiths since there is no constitution
Hector M
09-07-2012 01:38am
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Mr. Aziz, you are absolutely correct. Those who dissolved the parliament which was elected by the people should be fired and put into jail. These judges are not more than the mouth piece of old corrupt regime and the western NGOs.
Mohamed
09-07-2012 01:14am
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the presidents powers should deal with foreign relations mostly. since there isnt a new constitution yet then the president should be powerless. There should be a system of checks and balances to ensure no abuse of power. if the MB has all the power then where is the balance? The SCAF should be able to pick the ministers to make sure of fair representations for all EGYPTIANS!
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