Egypt court orders cancellation of elections decree

By REUTERS
March 6, 2013 16:00

CAIRO - Egypt's administrative court ordered on Wednesday the cancellation of a decree issued by President Mohamed Morsi that had called parliamentary elections starting April 22, the court said in a statement.

The court said the reason behind the cancellation was that the Shura Council, Egypt's upper house of parliament, did not return the amended electoral law to the Supreme Constitutional Court for final review before passing it.

Under Morsi's decree, the lower house polls were due to be held under the amended electoral law over four stages.


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