- July 8, 2012
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Ashri: President Morsi Reinstates Parliament, Siding with Popular Will and Rule of Law
Mukhtar Ashri, Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP)’s Legal Committee, affirmed that President Mohamed Morsi has exercised his right under Egyptian law and Constitution in his move to reinstate Parliament.
In a statement to Ikhwanweb, Ashri said: "The Presidential Decree sides with popular will, and certainly does not challenge the rule of law. The decision of the Constitutional Court gave a ruling about actions that would come in the future to reform parliament laws.
"The same story is now being repeated with the Shura Council (first chamber of Egyptian Parliament), by transferring the case to the Constitutional Court, just like in the case of parliament law. I expect President Morsi will support the rule of law and popular will."
Dr. Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s elected President, has issued a Presidential Decree No. 11 / 2012, reinstating the dissolved People’s Assembly (lower house of Parliament), inviting it to convene and exercise all its powers under Article 33 of the Constitutional Declaration.
Article 2: Rescinding decree No. 350 ordering dissolution of the People’s Assembly.
Article 3: Holding early parliamentary elections, within 60 days from date of approval by Parliament of the new Constitution.
Article 4: Decree is to be published in the Official Gazette.