Alexandria Court for Urgent Matters dismissed a case demanding banning religious parties from running in the upcoming parliamentary elections, citing a lack of jurisdiction.
The lawsuit, filed by Tarek Mahmoud, the legal advisor to the Popular Front Against the Brotherhoodization of Egypt, called for the dissolution of all religious parties.
The parties concerned are the Freedom and Justice Party, New Wasat Party, Nour Party, Fadila Party, Asala Party, Renaissance and Reform Party, Renaissance Party, Strong Egypt Party, Al-Watan Party, Construction and Development Party and Egyptian Islamic Labor Party.
Verbal altercations broke out in the previous session when the petitioner, Mahmoud, announced he had provided material confirming Nour Party and others used religious slogans in campaigns. He also called the six Nour party lawyers “terrorists emerging from the mantle of the Brotherhood.”
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm