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    Morsi Orders Egyptian Parliament to Reconvene

    A general view of  the first Egyptian parliament session after the revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo, January 23, 2012A general view of the first Egyptian parliament session after the revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo, January 23, 2012
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    A general view of  the first Egyptian parliament session after the revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo, January 23, 2012
    A general view of the first Egyptian parliament session after the revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo, January 23, 2012
    VOA News
    Egypt's new president has ordered the country's Islamist-led parliament to reconvene, in defiance of the military's dismissal of the assembly based on last month's Supreme Court ruling.

    President Mohamed Morsi issued a decree Sunday ordering lawmakers to start meeting again.  He also ordered that new parliamentary elections will be held within 60 days of the adoption of Egypt's new constitution.

    The country's Supreme Constitutional Court ordered the parliament dissolved after finding fault with the election process.  The then-ruling military generals implemented the decision and gave themselves legislative powers in the absence of parliament.

    Many of the new lawmakers were from the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood, the political movement that President Morsi quit after taking office.

    Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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    by: Kortney from: Germany
    July 09, 2012 8:40 AM
    Now the Iranian battle for Jordan must begin. you will soon see "democracy" riots in Jordan... the object is Israel... and with Obama in the white house, and Great Britain is virtually Muslim... Israel is alone...

    by: Godwin from: Nigeria
    July 09, 2012 5:28 AM
    The taste of Egypt's Arab Spring! First it was a promise not to run in the presidential elections. That failed, or the promise was not kept. Second Morsi disregards court ruling in absolute disregard for rule of law. This is a dangerous signal. But more than just that, Morsi wants to show an absolute leaning toward his muslim brotherhood. So his promise to be president to all Egyptians is another fallacy. Yet to come is to expose his desire to team with Tehran. Then the Middle East peace will be in absolute jeopardy. His visit to SA is just not to betray his hunger for Iranian-type revolution, otherwise his first trip would have been Iran to team up with Ahmadinejad against their common enemies. Does the US not understand Morsi's type of diplomacy?

    by: Luise from: France
    July 08, 2012 9:18 PM
    Look to Hamas/Hizbulla/Iran... and you will see the future of Egypt.
    Fear, Oppression, Repression, Rape, Abuse, Corruption, Murder, this is the Arab version of "de mock Morsi"... hey its Islam and it is right here - in Europe... and coming to a place near you... CANADA?

    by: Said ,the Master from: Egypt
    July 08, 2012 7:28 PM
    Way to go ,Mr President!!! Thus a strong president should be..We do not want half one we need a full-authorized President..
    I appreciate your decree
    Long Live Egypt!!!!!

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