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Egypt Court to Rule on Legitimacy of Constitutional Panel

March 27, 2012

An Egyptian administrative court said it will issue a ruling on April 10 in a case contesting the legitimacy of a newly-chosen constitutional committee.

Administrative Court Judge Ali Fikri adjourned the session after a hearing pitting supporters of the committee against those who filed over 10 separate complaints calling for the panel not to include any members of parliament.

The committee, which was named on March 25, is evenly made up of lawmakers and other individuals. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, the Al-Nour Party, which is linked to the Salafist movement that adheres to a strict interpretation of Islam, and other Islamists who are not part of parliament, hold almost 60 seats on the panel.

To contact the reporter on this story: Abdel Latif Wahba in Cairo

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