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Egypt cancels parliamentary
vote dates after court ruling

Reuters, by Yasmine Saleh

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/7/2013 9:43:37 PM

Cairo - Egypt´s election committee has scrapped a timetable under which voting for the lower house of parliament should have begun next month, state media reported on Thursday, following a court ruling that threw the entire polling process into confusion. Egypt now lies in limbo, with no election dates at a time when uncertainty is taking a heavy toll on the economy - the Egyptian pound is falling, foreign currency reserves are sliding (Snip) It also returned the electoral law, the subject of feuding between the opposition and Mursi´s ruling Islamists, to the Constitutional Court for review.

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The opposition has got to be winning in some fashion against the Muslim Brotherhood lead Morsi government. This is a good thing. But with tanks and new fighter jets from US, what while happen as Egypt continues to slip into chaos. Another Syria? Any word on the money Kerry gave them?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 3/7/2013 9:52:31 PM     (No. 9214076)

Morsi respecting the court. That´s a new one. There is no opposition in Egypt. Islamists rule and sad to say the Brothers aren´t the worst of the lot. Egypt is in for total chaos and likely an even more radical regime.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cartcart, 3/8/2013 2:46:07 AM     (No. 9214239)

What will we do? Send them more money, of course!

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