Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Egypt - Court Rule Rejected

الدستورية العليا في مصر تقرر وقف تنفيذ قرار عودة مجلس الشعب, و الرئيس مرسي يعتبرها غير مختصة

The Supreme Constitutional [Court] of Egypt has decided to stop the realisation of a resolution to recall the People's Council [i.e. parliament], while President Morsy is considering [the court] to be incompetent.

After the Supreme Court's decision, people began gathering again on Tahrir Square in Kairo. [Source: Al-Jazeera, Arabic channel, evening news]

U.S. Foreign Secretary Clinton has called on all parties involved to better resort to negotiations. [different sources]


On July 10 in its evening update, The Daily Star, Lebanon, wrote:

Headline: Defiant Egypt parliament meets amid legal crisis.

Egypt's dissolved parliament convened on Tuesday in defiance of the powerful military and the judiciary, amid a legal crisis triggered by a presidential decree to reinstate the Islamist-led assembly.

"We are gathered today to review the court rulings, the ruling of the Supreme Constitutional Court," which ordered the house invalid, speaker Saad al-Katatni said.

"I want to stress, we are not contradicting the ruling, but looking at a mechanism for the implementation of the ruling of the respected court. There is no other agenda today," he added.

Last month, the Supreme Constitutional Court said certain articles in the law governing the parliamentary elections were invalid, annulling the house.

The military, which ruled Egypt after Hosni Mubarak was ousted in last year's popular uprising, then dissolved the house and took legislative control using a document granting the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) sweeping powers.

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