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Egypt electoral commission denies appealing parliament poll delay

Spokesman for Supreme Electoral Commission denies responsibility for appeal lodged against court verdict suspending Egypt's second post-revolution parliamentary polls

Ahram Online, Wednesday 13 Mar 2013
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Egypt's Supreme Electoral Commission on (SEC) released a statement on Wednesday denying that it had filed an appeal against a 6 March Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) ruling suspending a presidential decision calling for parliamentary elections in April.

The statement, signed by SEC spokesman Hisham Mokhtar, came shortly after a formal appeal was filed against the 6 March SAC verdict, which suspended the parliamentary elections doubting the constitutionality of the election law.

According to Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website, the presidency, justice ministry and head of the Shura Council (the upper house of Egypt's parliament, currently endowed with legislative powers) – and not the SEC – are the state bodies that have formally appealed the administrative court ruling suspending President Mohamed Morsi's calls for parliamentary polls.

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