The entire People’s Assembly will be dissolved following the Supreme Constitutional Court ruling that one-third of its MPs elected to single-winner seats were chosen on an unconstitutional basis, Farouk Sultan, the head of the Presidential Elections Commission, told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
The verdict said that the ruling is final and doesn’t need to go through any further procedures or ratifications before being implemented.
All previous decisions made by the People’s Assembly will remain valid, according to the ruling.
Sultan added that the Shura Council, the upper house of Parliament, will not be dissolved as part of the ruling, even though it was elected according to the same law governing the election of the People’s Assembly.
The largely Islamist Parliament’s legislative authorities will be transferred to the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. (Courtesy: Egypt Independent)