Egypt court orders local councils be dissolved

By REUTERS
June 28, 2011 13:14

CAIRO - An Egyptian court ruled on Tuesday to dissolve local councils that were elected under ousted President Hosni Mubarak, after protesters called for remnants of the old political order to be dismantled.

"The court issued a decision to dissolve local councils across the country," judge Kamal al-Lamaei told the court.

The councils, like other elected bodies in Egypt, were filled with members of Mubarak's ruling party or his supporters who secured office during elections that were widely rigged when the former president ruled, analysts say.


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