Egyptian voters line up at the polls in large numbers. Islamists have won the majority of the vote while capital pressures the country., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Egypt court: Parliament ruling is binding
BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court says its ruling to invalidate the Islamist-dominated parliament is final and binding. It sets up showdown with the country’s newly elected president, Mohammed Morsi - who on Sunday ordered lawmakers to reconvene.
Egypt’s military council said on Monday that dissolution of parliament last month was in compliance of the Supreme Court’s ruling over irregularities in the election. The council said it would continue to support the will of the Egyptian people.
The decision by Morsi and other lawmakers in the majority Muslim Brotherhood appears to be a direct challenge to Egypt’s military generals, who’ve ruled Egypt since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year.
Parliament is due to convene on Tuesday, following Morsi’s decree, but it’s now unclear whether the army will let lawmakers into the building or if any laws passed will be valid.