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Vol 53 No 15

Published 19th July 2012


Egypt

The ball is in the court

Judicial battles are as crucial to the political future as the clashes between Mursi and the military

President Mohamed Mursi’s challenge to the validity of a constituent assembly dictated by the military has been postponed amid brawling in court, on the street and in politics in general. The administrative court decision due on 17 July was put off to 30 July, as Africa Confidential went to press, with all the legal elements in contention; there are challenges and appeals to the judges, the jurisdiction and independence of the judges, not to mention the decisions themselves.

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