While Hosni Mubarak fights for his life in prison hospital…
One of his old General’s [ Ahmed Shafik ] has been given the green light to run against a Muslim Brotherhood candidate that wants to
steer the country away from secularism …
A constitutional court stepped into Egypt’s precarious politics Thursday by ruling that the former prime minister of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak could not be disqualified from this weekend’s polarizing presidential run-off election against a candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood.
The decision came the same day the court added fresh turmoil to the battle between secularists and the Muslim Brotherhood by ruling that one-third of the members of the Islamic-controlled parliament were unlawfully elected.
[Updated June 14, 8:10 a.m.: The verdict immediately dissolves parliament and forces new elections for all 498 lawmakers.
"The makeup of the entire chamber is illegal and, consequently, it does not legally stand," said the Supreme Constitutional Court, according to state media reports.]Share on Facebook