Africa

Sunday 13 July 2014

Egypt court rejects election law, prompting fears of more unrest

Marwa Awad

Published 18/02/2013|11:14

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Riot police fire tear gas at anti-Mursi protesters during clashes in front of the Presidential Palace "Qasr El-Quba" in Cairo on Saturday

EGYPT'S constitutional court rejected five articles of a draft election law today and sent the text back to the country's temporary legislature for redrafting in a move that may delay a parliamentary poll due in April.

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“The court has returned the draft parliamentary electoral law to the Shura Council after making five observations on five articles which it found unconstitutional," a court statement said.

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