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EGYPT Morsi Orders Parliament Back Ahmed Abdel Fattah / AP Photo

Morsi Orders Parliament Back

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.

July 8, 2012 12:15 PM