Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

10 April 2012

Egypt: Court Rules Against Formation of Constituent Assembly

Egypt's administrative court ruled that the formation of constituent assembly is invalid on Tuesday, responding to calls of law experts and political forces who criticized the Islamist-led 100-member assembly tasked with drafting the new constitution.

Resignations started rolling when the results were revealed showing sweeping Islamist polarization; the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party and the Salafist Nour Party obtained 36 seats from the 50 seats assigned to parliamentarians.

Tens of protesters who gathered by the court are expected to march to parliament.

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