Egyptian elections halted as law is queried

 

An Egyptian administrative court on Wednesday ordered the suspension of parliamentary elections scheduled to begin next month, throwing the country’s politics deeper into confusion.

The verdict followed complaints questioning the legality of the law organising the elections. 

Abdel-Meguid el-Muqanen, presiding judge of the administrative court, said that the law must be reviewed by the Supreme Constitutional Court. Meanwhile, he ordered the suspension and annulment of the presidential decree calling for elections.

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