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Egypt court orders cancellation of April 22 legislative vote

Published on Mar 6, 2013 11:04 PM

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's administrative court on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of controversial parliamentary elections scheduled for April 22, throwing the country deeper into political crisis.

Judge Abdel Meguid al-Moqanen said Islamist President Mohamed Mursi had ratified a new electoral law for the country last month without sending it to the Supreme Constitutional Court for its approval, as required by the constitution.

Consequently, the administrative court referred the law to the constitutional court and cancelled Mursi's decree calling for elections.

This puts Mursi in an uncomfortable position.

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