Egypt's parliament will suspend house sessions until May 26, and will not hold sessions in the run-up to presidential elections that take place May 23 and 24, Speaker Saad al-Katatni announced Wednesday.
Katatni did not announce whether the constitutional assembly would convene on Wednesday as it had on Tuesday, according to independent Egyptian news website Al-Youm As-Sabaa.
In addition, the speaker on Wednesday withdrew a proposal by an MP from the Salafist Al-Nour party calling for a restructuring of the constitutional court, after the court held an urgent meeting on Wednesday over the bill.
Critics of the proposal say the bill, submitted by two Al-Nour MPs and supported by the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, seeks to give parliament greater control over the constitutional court, according to Egypt's official Al-Ahram newspaper.
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