Egypt presidency: Restoration of parliament doesn't conflict with HCC ruling

Ahram Online, Monday 9 Jul 2012

Morsi's office asserts that Sunday decree reinstating People's Assembly 'does not conflict' with constitutional court ruling, downplays disputes between Egypt's judiciary, presidency

 The office of President Mohamed Morsi issued a statement on Monday asserting that Sunday's executive decree reinstating the dissolved People's Assembly (the lower house of Egypt's parliament) did not conflict with a High Constitutional Court (HCC) ruling in June deeming a parliamentary elections law – which governed last year's legislative polls – unconstitutional.

The statement from the president's office further stressed that there were "no disputes" between Egypt's executive and the HCC or any other judicial authority.

In an unexpected move on Sunday afternoon, Morsi issued a presidential decree calling for the restoration of the People's Assembly. In mid-June, Egypt's then-ruling military council ordered the dissolution of parliament's lower house based on the earlier HCC ruling.

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