|Morsi orders reinstatement of Egyptian parliament||
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has ordered the reinstatement of the parliament, which was dissolved by the military.
Egypt’s Middle East News Agency (MENA) said the decree issued on Sunday by Morsi, a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood, also called for new parliamentary elections to be held within 60 days of the adoption of a new constitution, which isn't expected before late this year.
This comes as protests have been going on since the military junta dissolved the country’s parliament dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood for being unconstitutional after a high court ruling.
Last month the then-ruling military generals dissolved the legislature based on a ruling by the Supreme Constitutional Court.
According to AP, Morsi's move appeared to be in defiance of the military's "constitutional declaration" announced June 16 that gave it legislative powers and stripped Mr. Morsi of much of his presidential authority.
Morsi came to power after narrowly defeating Mubarak's last Prime Minister, Ahmed Shafiq, in a June 16-17 red the winner on June 24. He symbolically took the oath of office five days later at Tahrir Square, birthplace of the revolt that toppled Mubarak's regime on Feb. 11, 2001.
The military formally handed power to Morsi on June 30.
A conservative Islamist, Morsi's move may have been inspired in large part by a desire to assert his authority in the face of the military, which has been the country's de facto ruler since army officers seized power in a 1952 coup that toppled the monarchy. But Morsi's defiance of a ruling by the country's highest court could backfire, leading to charges that he has no respect for the judiciary.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the formal name of the body that groups the country's top generals, has yet to comment on Morsi's decree.
Egypt’s junta also took control of the state budget and gave itself veto power on a new constitution, making the new president almost powerless through a recent constitutional declaration.
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