Egypt suspends parliamentary elections schedule

CAIRO— Egypt’s Higher Election Commission Thursday suspended an earlier decision about the schedule of parliamentary elections, official news agency MENA said.

CAIRO— Egypt’s Higher Election Commission Thursday suspended an earlier decision about the schedule of parliamentary elections, official news agency MENA said.

The commission said in a statement its decision was based on Wednesday’s Administrative Court ruling to suspend the decree of President Mohamed Morsi to hold the parliamentary elections on April 22. The court also decided to refer 14 claims against the constitutionality of the newly-drafted elections law, which was approved by Morsi after being amended by the Shura Council (the upper house of the parliament), to the constitutional court.

According to the election commission, the registration for the parliamentary elections was due to start on March 9 and last through March 16.

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