Ruling to dissolve People’s Assembly final

23-09-2012 04:38 PM

Adel Mounir


The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) in Cairo yesterday ruled that the Supreme Constitutional Court’s (SCC) decision last June to dissolve the People’s Assembly was final and could not be contested

The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) in Cairo yesterday ruled that the Supreme Constitutional Court’s (SCC) decision last June to dissolve the People’s Assembly was final and could not be contested.
The SAC said in its legal reasoning that the SCC’s ruling to dissolve the PA in its entirety—the PA is the lower house of Egypt’s parliament—was based on the fact that the laws under which the parliamentary elections were conducted were constitutionally invalid. This, the SAC said, invalidates the entire PA which had to be accordingly dissolved.
Legal experts in Cairo said that the SAC’s ruling invalidates all other court cases to reinstate the dissolved PA.
Several Islamists had rejected the SCC’s ruling, and had taken to court their desire to reinstate the dissolved PA which had a 67 per cent Islamist majority and which was dissolved last June by the then ruling Military Council, according to the SCC ruling. The recent SAC ruling should put an end once and for all to any possibility for the return of the dissolved PA.
New parliamentary elections are scheduled for later in 2012.
WATANI International
23 September 2012
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