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Salma Shukrallah and Bel Trew

Return of Egypt People's Assembly Dogged by Legal, Constitutional Ambiguity

[The Republican Guard in Tahrir Square, Egypt for President Morsi's speech. Image originally posted to Flickr by Johnathan Rashad.]

The People's Assembly, the lower house of Egypt's parliament, is due to meet within hours, following a surprise Sunday decree issued by newly-inaugurated President Mohamed Morsi calling for the reinstatement of the dissolved assembly and for fresh legislative polls within sixty days of the ratification of a new constitution. As the decree has been published in the official Egyptian Gazette, it is considered legally binding. Many observers see Morsi's move as the opening ...

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Salma Shukrallah and Bel Trew write for Ahram Online