Constituent Assembly's fate adjourned to 9 October

Ahram Online, Tuesday 2 Oct 2012

Egypt's administrative court postpones trial looking into calls for disbanding constitution-drafting body, citing need to further study documents and memos pertaining to case

The Administrative Court in Cairo adjourned the case calling for the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly on Tuesday, to 9 October.

The case was postponed as judges are still looking into documents and memos regarding the case.

The High Constitutional Court declared in June that the law which regulated the election of the People's Assembly (lower house of parliament) was unconstitutional, leading the then-ruling military council to dissolve the legislative body.

Because the People's Assembly had appointed the 100-members of the Constituent Assembly, the legitimacy of assembly itself came into question.

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