• June 23, 2013
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Law Experts: President Morsi Victory-Challenge Illegal

Law Experts: President Morsi Victory-Challenge Illegal

In a press statement, Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maksoud, the Muslim Brotherhood’s lawyer, condemned the Presidential Elections Committee’s setting of a session next Tuesday to consider a challenge by Shafiq to Morsi’s victory in presidential elections that ended a year ago.

"Actions taken by the losing candidate Ahmed Shafiq and his lawyer to challenge the outcome of the presidential election are null and void.

"Presidential election results are immunized by legal and constitutional articles approved by the whole people in free and transparent public referendum. Therefore, no appeals or challenges can have any value or effect on the outcome."

Separately, Dr. Mohamed Mahsoub, a member of the National Conscience Front and a leading member of the Wassat Party, said: "The Presidential Elections Committee has long since become history, abolished by the current Constitution that replaced it by the Supreme Electoral Commission.

"Certainly, the former elections committee’s actions are well outside the law and the Constitution."

For his part, Justice Zakaria Abdul-Aziz, former Chairman of the Judges’ Club, stressed that: "Article 28 of the Constitution provides that the Presidential Elections Committee’s decision is final – cannot be challenged in any way, before any court or authority. It is not legally possible to cancel or stop execution of such a decision.

"The President’s elections win is an irrefutable result. The Committee’s decision is final, binding and not subject to appeal or challenge."