Egypt's Morsi challenges military council by recalling parliament

Rick Moran
President Mohammed Morsi has certainly thrown down the guantlet to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) by ignoring their order last month to dissolve parliament and calling the legislative body back into session. Reuters: Quoted by the state news agency on Monday, Saad al-Katatni, who like President Mohamed Mursi hails from the long-suppressed Muslim Brotherhood, said the lower house would sit from noon (0600 EDT) on Tuesday, overturning a court judgment and military order issued a month ago, before Mursi's election. The move, heralded by a decree issued by Mursi on Sunday, barely a week after he took office, threatens Egypt with fresh political uncertainty likely to take a toll on a fragile economy and dash the hopes of many desperate for a period of calm after 17 turbulent months since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. However, in a signal that relations have far from broken down between Mursi and the army, the president and the head of the military council...(Read Full Post)

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