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Court in Cairo postpones parliamentary elections

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By Euronews
Court in Cairo postpones parliamentary elections

A court in Egypt has delayed the country’s parliamentary elections due to start on March the 22nd.

Even if it's postponed for another month, no problem; we've waited too long for this

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.”