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Mohamed ElBaradei, the cofounder of the Dostour Party, criticized the decision by President Mohamed Morsy to order the Islamist-dominated Parliament to reconvene, saying it was a “violation” of judicial authority.
On Sunday, Morsy called Parliament to convene in defiance of a military decree dissolving the legislature last month on the basis of a ruling by the Supreme Constitutional Court.
“The executive decision to overrule the Constitutional Court is turning Egypt from a government of law into a government of men,” ElBaradei wrote on his Twitter account.
Experts say that the move by Morsy will lead to a clash with the powerful generals who formally handed power to him on 30 June. The state-run Middle East News Agency reported that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces held an "emergency meeting" shortly after Morsy's decree was announced.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm