17 March 2013

Egypt: Court to Hear Challenge to Suspending Parliament Election

Egypt's high administrative court will hear on Sunday a challenge filed against a court's decision to suspend the procedures of the lower house's election.

The April-scheduled parliamentary election was suspended early this month by a court order that referred its law to the High Constitutional Court to review its legality.

The state court had filed a challenge on behalf of the president, the Shura Council and the Justice Ministry, saying that the ruling is flawed and restricts the president's right to exercise his political powers

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