Thursday, June 14, 2012
Islamist Parliament Abolished in Egypt
The Egyptian Supreme Court has ruled that the nation's parliament is invalid due to fundamental problems with election laws that swept Islamic radicals of the Muslim Brotherhood into power. The Court has returned emergency legislative power to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, who took over interim control after the ouster of former strong man Hosni Mubarrak. They have vowed to write a new constitution for Egypt. One of the chief criticisms of the new dissolved Parliament was that it had been operating for over 4 months, but was utterly dead-locked on how to proceed with writing a new constitution.