Egypt court rejects election law, poll delays expected

May 25, 2013 19:02

CAIRO - Egypt's highest court ruled on Saturday that parts of a revised election law setting out terms for a parliamentary election were unconstitutional, casting fresh doubt over a poll that has already been delayed.

The Islamist-dominated upper house of parliament had approved the law last month and sent it to the Supreme Constitutional Court to check the legality of the voting procedures for a new lower house.Opposition politicians had denounced the text of the revised election law approved by parliament and repeated threats to boycott the vote.

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