President Mohamed Mursi

  • Egypt's highest court rules parliament as unconstitutional June 2, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's apex court on Sunday struck down two laws as illegal by which upper house of Parliament and the Constituent Assembly were elected, dealing a major blow to the ruling Islamists' grip on power. In its ruling, the Supreme Constitutional Court said the law governing the elections of the...
  • Egypt: Opposition calls for protests against law December 18, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's opposition called for nationwide protests against a constitution backed by President Mohamed Mursi, after a vote exposed deep divisions that could undermine his efforts to build consensus for tough economic measures. The Islamist leader won a 57 percent 'yes' vote for the constitution in a first round of...
  • Egyptians narrowly back constitution: Official December 16, 2012

    Cairo: Egyptians voted narrowly in favour of a constitution shaped by Islamists and opposed by liberals in the first round of a twostage vote, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's party that sought a "yes" vote said on Sunday, citing its unofficial tally. One opposition official also said the vote...