Mohammed Morsi’s first big battle: Egypt’s fight over parliament
- cause A few weeks ago, the Egyptian Supreme Court ruled that parliament had to be dissolved because a number of members ran as independents, despite being members of a political party.
- reaction This decision, which happened just before Mohammed Morsi won his election, was controversial. Morsi’s response? He told parliament to go back to work on Tuesday.
- rebuttal Egypt’s high court wasn’t happy about this; after a meeting on Monday, emphasized that their decision was “final and not subject to appeal” and that new elections must take place. source
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