18 February 2013

Egypt: Nation's Highest Court Rules On Parliamentary Elections Law

Egypt's Constitutional Court will rule on the legality of the new parliamentary elections law on Monday, sources have told a local newspaper.

After deciding on its legality and making the amendments it sees necessary, the court will refer the law back to the Shura Council (upper house of parliament) that holds legislative power until a new house of representatives is elected.

The council had ratified the law and sent it to the court as the new constitution requires it to.

The sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the court may follow the same path of the board of commissioners who had said that some of the articles of the new law are void.

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