The Islamist-led dissolved parliament could partially return to perform urgent legislative tasks, despite court ruling, Cairo University's Political Science Professor Gaber Nassar told Al-Wafd newspaper.
Nassar insisted that President Mohamed Mursi, who recalled the dissolved parliament defying the military on Sunday, could have avoided controversies if he had added that the assembly would only return temporarily to perform urgent tasks.
He suggested that Mursi could have clarified that "even though the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled the parliament invalid, putting legislative power in the hands of the military is unacceptable and thus it shall return to the parliament until a new constitution is ratified."
Nassar pointed that the transition period was marred by a flawed beginning when an assembly was formed to draft amendments, followed by the March referendum, leading to chaos and constitutional defects and wasting Egypt's chance to write a new constitution.
Nassar rejected the domination of one group over the drafting of the constitution, explaining that "a party's election victory gives it the right to do what it wishes on the political level, but the constitution is a different story that cannot be managed in this manner".
He added, "My hopes is that the Muslim Brotherhood will open up to the society", arguing that it is easier to be among the opposition than in the driver's seat.