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Muslim Brotherhood defiant as court weakens its grip on power

June 4, 2013

Egypt’s precarious transition from dictatorship to democracy was dealt another blow yesterday when the highest court ruled that both the legislative body and the panel that drafted the constitution are illegal.

But the Shura Council, parliament’s Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Upper House, will be dissolved only after a new Lower House is elected, the Supreme Constitutional Court said.

A date has yet to be set for the election, but President Morsi has said that it might take place in October.

Judge Maher al-Beheiry also ruled against the 100-member Constituent Assembly, the body tasked with drafting the new constitution, which was adopted in….

Read the full story in The TimesĀ 

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