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DUELING POWERS Egyptian Parliament Meets in Cairo AFP / Getty Images

Egyptian Parliament Meets in Cairo

Legislators gathered in Cairo Tuesday for a meeting of Egypt’s now-dissolved Parliament, despite opposition from the senior military generals and high-court judges. During the short meeting, lawmakers approved a proposal by the speaker—a member of the Muslim Brotherhood—to appeal an earlier ruling that reviving the defunct Parliament went outside the law. Authorities made no real effort to prevent the parliamentary assembly—made up mostly of the Muslim Brotherhood—from meeting. The divergence between Parliament and military generals, backed by the court, exemplifies a long-held rivalry between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian military over political control of the country.

July 10, 2012 6:41 AM