Egypt’s Islamist-dominated parliament is likely to be suspended after a high court ruling Thursday that one-third of its lawmakers were elected unconstitutionally, officials said. Whose Constitution, I thought Egypt did not have a functioning Constitution?
Local newspapers and Arabic television channels reported that Egypt’s military rulers were going to take over legislative power in the country and planned to announce the dissolution of the lower house of parliament later Thursday.
The court also ruled that Mubarak allyAhmed Shafiq is allowed to run for president in elections that begin on Saturday, invalidating a law that bars members of the ousted dictator’s party from participating in political life.
Incensed revolutionaries called the two decisions the death of Egypt’s revolution, and declared the dissolution of parliament and Shafiq’s participation in the landmark presidential vote the final steps in a military coup.
Protesters clashed with security forces outside the courthouse minutes after the decisions were announced.
So you get it yet? The military wants to make sure their candidate is kept in the race. Who do you think will win? It’s Egypt.