A court in Egypt has delayed the country’s parliamentary elections due to start on March the 22nd.
This comes after the constitutional court ruled that part of a law on electoral districts was unlawful and needs to be changed.
One man reacting to the news in Cairo told euronews: “The decision is not in the public interest, it’s hampering the road map … it will also hinder investment and affect other decisions.”
But another man said: “It’s normal, they need to look at the credibility of the legal challenges, and then there’ll be elections.
“Even if it’s postponed for another month, no problem; we’ve waited too long for this.”
No new date has yet been set for the election.
Euronews’ correspondent in Cairo, Mohammed Shaikhibrahim, said: “Some people here believe the postponement of the election is a political argument for the absolute control of power.
“But others say it’s a good chance to avoid legal problems in the future that may cause the dissolution of parliament and new elections again, which would be disruptive both politically and economically.”