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Egypt court suspends parliamentary elections

Ahram Online, Wednesday 6 Mar 2013
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Egypt's Administrative Court overturned a presidential decree calling parliamentary elections on 22 April, after referring Egyptian electoral legislation to the High Constitutional Court on Wednesday, questioning the constitutionality of the newly-drafted law.

On 18 February, the High Constitutional Court (HCC) rejected five articles in the recently drafted electoral law set to regulate the post-constitution parliamentary elections.

The law was referred back to the Shura Council (Egypt's upper house of parliament) for amendments, after which the legislative body partially amended the legislation without referring it back to the HCC.

President Mohamed Morsi then issued a decree declaring that parliamentary polls would be held in late April.

The Administrative Court ruled that the Shura Council, which is currently endowed with legislative authority, should have referred the law back to the HCC before ratifying it so as to ensure the constitutionality of the amendments.

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Almisr
06-03-2013 05:47pm
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Morsi weak leader
Here we go again the Courts acting as they are parliament, adminstrative and president. What Morsi needs to do arrest all these felool judges and try them with fresh fresh new younger judges. As for NSF Mr Morsi needs to send these corrupt anti Islamists to exile in Nigeria, Israel or Syria. Only then Egypt can stand on her feet and look forward to a better future.
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abdulrahman
06-03-2013 05:41pm
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Is Egypt Governable
The Egyptian politics has become hopeless. God knows when could a parliamentary elections be held and President Morsi being supported by a Cabinet of Ministers not popularly elected and irritated by opposition streets demo in Cairo and the deterioration of national economy. The majority of Egyptians who are of the middle and lower income group cannot afford to wait much longer. If a properly elected government cannot be found in two or three months Egypt will sink. I hate military rule but looks like Egypt is now approaching towards this hateful solution in order halt the political destruction. Looks the powers of all institutions including the courts in Egypt need to be suspended. Other wise nothing can be done because these institutions will sabotage the efforts. The Armed Forces has warned and now should talk to Morsi about this possibility. Some people in Egypt simply don't understand or appreciate democracy when they lose.
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