Morsi Orders Parliament Back

    Egypt's newly inaugurated President Mohammed Morsi speaks at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 30, 2012. Morsi was sworn in Saturday as Egypt's first freely elected president and the Arab world's first Islamist head of state. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fattah)

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    The Egyptian president has ordered the country’s dissolved Parliament to return, The Associated Press has reported. The move defies a court order. President Mohamed Morsi took office a week ago Saturday, and has been toeing the line with the military since as he explored legal avenues by which he could restore the country’s lawmaking body. Egypt’s high court ruled in June that parliamentary election practices were unacceptable. The Parliament was finally dissolved by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which governed Egypt between the overthrow of ruler Hosni Mubarak and Morsi’s inauguration. On Sunday, Reuters reported that Egyptian officials said Morsi would accept an invitation to visit the White House in September.

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