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Egypt reacts to parliament ruling over constitution

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:23

July 11 - Supporters of newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi voice their disapproval over a court ruling that overrides the president's recall of parliament. Simon Hanna reports.

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Supporters of Egypt's newly elected president Mohamed Mursi fill Tahrir Square on Tuesday night. They were out to demonstrate against a court ruling that overrides Mursi's decree that recalled parliament. On Wednesday some of the president's supporters remained in the square. Mursi recalled the parliament - which was dominated by the Islamist party that he led until he became president - after it was dissolved by Egypt's military council last month. It's dissolution came two days after the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that the laws under which the parliament was elected were unconstitutional. But some in Tahrir think this was a political decision. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) EGYPTIAN MAN, HANI HASSAN ALAM AL-DIN: "Why did they not say something about the illegality of the parliament laws before it was elected? They didn't know that it was being elected or unconstitutionally before it was elected? Or did they just figure out the law right now?" The Muslim Brotherhood and its political wing the Freedom and Justice Party say they accepted the court's original ruling on the unconstitutionality of parliament. But they say parliament should be allowed to continue working until a new one is elected after a new constitution is passed. Simon Hanna, Reuters.

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Egypt reacts to parliament ruling over constitution

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:23