Parliament suspends sessions indefinitely

Parliamentary committees have decided to suspend their sessions indefinitely until rulings concerning the latest parliamentary elections have been reviewed.

Fathi Sorour, People’s Assembly speaker, said Sami Mahran, the parliament’s secretary-general, will communicate with the High Elections Commission regarding the names of candidates in constituencies where a court decision has been issued to suspend the results of elections.

The Court of Cassation received 1576 challenges to the election of MPs and another 50 challenges regarding the validity of seats in the Shura Council.

Sorour added that the parliament will nullify membership of parliament for those in seats the validity of which is challenged by the Court of Cassation, and hold elections in these constituencies.

President Hosni Mubarak in his Tuesday speech said that all law suits and appeals concerning electoral violations in the November parliamentary poll will be accepted and investigated, in an attempt to tame growing unrest and protests that spread across the nation over the last nine days.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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