Egyptian opposition welcomes court vote intervention

Freedom and Justice Party expressed concern over the decision.

Egyptian opposition welcomes court vote intervention

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian opposition coalition National Salvation Front welcomed the decision by Egypt's administrative court to suspend elections scheduled for April 22, in a press release on Thursday.

"This decision shows that NSF's argument that the electoral law was drafted hastily in Shura Council [upper-house of the parliament] was true," the statement said.

NSR asserted that holding elections would be difficult after a long period of violence and bloodshed in the country.

Egypt's presidency had earlier said it respected the decision to suspend the electoral law and sent it to the Constitutional Court for review.

Freedom and Justice Party expressed concern over the decision.

"We don't want the elections to be invalid and we don't want to see a repeat of 'unconstitutionality' accusations as in the case of the dissolution of the parliament," Freedom and Justice Party High Committee member Azab Mustafa told AA correspondent.

The Constitutional Court last month referred the electoral law back to Shura Council after deciding that ten articles in the draft bill were unconstitutional.

The Administrative Court on Wednesday suspended the electoral law proposing a four-stage vote on April 22 and sent it to the Constitutional Court for review.

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