Egypt president reinstates parliament
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 5:59a.m.
Egypt’s newly elected president Mohammed Morsi has reinstated the country's parliament after it was dissolved a month ago.
The military council dissolved parliament after a court ruling declared a third of its members were illegally elected.
Egypt's official news agency says the country's top generals are holding an emergency meeting to discuss the surprise decision by the president to recall the dissolved, Islamist-dominated parliament.
The Middle East News Agency said the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces that comprises top military chiefs was meeting Sunday to "review and discuss the consequences" of Morsi's decision earlier the same day. An Islamist, Morsi is Egypt's first democratically elected president.
The generals took over from Hosni Mubarak when he stepped down nearly 17 months ago after a popular uprising. They formally handed over power to Morsi on June 30.
Morsi is calling for an early parliamentary election to be held within 60 days of the approval of a new constitution.
AP / 3 News
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