Published — Tuesday 19 February 2013
Last update 18 February 2013 10:20 pm
CAIRO: Egypt’s constitutional court rejected five articles of a draft election law yesterday and sent the text back to the country’s temporary legislature for redrafting in a ruling that may delay a parliamentary poll due in April.
“The court has returned the draft parliamentary electoral law to the Shoura Council after making five observations on five articles which it found unconstitutional,” a court statement said.
A source in President Mohamed Mursi’s office said before the decision that if the court found fault with the law, it could delay passage of the law, and hence the election, by a couple of weeks, but probably not months.