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Egyptian court puts off election ruling

March 24, 2013 at 12:53 PM   |   Comments

CAIRO, March 24 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court has again put off a ruling on the constitutionality of elections called for by President Mohamed Morsi amid calls for a boycott.

The country's Supreme Administrative Court was originally supposed to issue a ruling March 17 on the legislation drafted by the Islamist-dominated Shura Council and backed by Morsi to hold elections April 7, Ahram Online said Sunday.

Secularists who oppose Morsi said they will boycott elections if they are held now because violence and political turmoil make a fair outcome impossible, al-Masry al-Youm said.

The election law was first deemed unconstitutional before it was even signed. Lawmakers are supposed to send draft legislation to the courts for review before it is passed but instead sent it directly to Morsi for approval.

The elections were to begin April 22.

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