The Egyptian Parliament or People’s Assembly met briefly yesterday in accordance with the decree given by President Morsy on Sunday. The parliament referred the ruling by the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) to dissolve parliament to its Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee for a second opinion.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Constitutional Court met and overruled the decree by the president in relation to re-instating the parliament. Legal experts state that the SCC is the higher authority in this instance and that the decision by parliament may be unconstitutional.
The battle we are witnessing between the elected president, the appointed SCC and the armed forces who have, in effect, been in power since the 1950s is clearly a battle to win power and is likely to continue for some months until a new constitution is approved.