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article imageCourt overturns Egyptian President Morsi parliament decree

By Paul Iddon     Jul 10, 2012 in Politics
Following his issuing of a presidential decree to reinstate the country's parliament Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is seeing to his decree being overruled by the highest court in Egypt.
Reports from AFP and BBC News state that protesters have chanted slogans to denounce the military which has dissolved parliament and seized important legislative powers for itself.
The Muslim Brotherhood hold the majority of seats in parliament.
This current episode is being seen by many observers of the country's situation as another example of the bitter power struggle between the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and the newly formed Morsi civilian government.
Mr. Morsi's lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsud has stated the "ruling is null and void" and added that it constitutes a "political decision."
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