Egypt Parliament Appeals Vote Cancellation

Argument over presidential power


A legal body representing Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday filed an appeal against a court ruling cancelling Egypt's controversial parliamentary polls, judicial sources said.

The Egyptian State Lawsuit Authority (ESLA) filed the suit on behalf of the president and the Supreme Administrative Court will examine the case on Sunday, one source said.

On March 6, a lower court ordered the cancellation of the April 22 parliamentary elections because Morsi had ratified a new electoral law without sending it to the top court, as required by the constitution.