Chaos in Egypt as high court rules Parliament be dissolved

It is widely believed the Surpreme Court in Egypt is in the hands of the old guard so their ruling that parliament should be dissolved and new elections called just two days before voting begins in the runoff for president appears to be a pre-emptive strike against the Muslim Brotherhood by the military. If they are seeking confrontation, they are going to get all that they can handle. Reuters: A constitutional court ruling on Thursday means that the whole of the lower house of Egypt's parliament will be dissolved and a new election will have to be held, the court's head Farouk Soltan told Reuters by telephone after the ruling was issued. "The ruling regarding parliament includes the dissolution of the lower house of parliament in its entirety because the law upon which the elections were held is contrary to rules of the constitution," he said, speaking two days before another election to pick a new president. Soltan said the ruling was binding on all institutions of state, adding...(Read Full Post)