People’s Assembly security allows MPs in after reinstatement

People’s Assembly security officers allowed MPs to enter the building on Monday after the general secretariat received President Mohamed Morsy’s decree to reinstate Parliament, state news agency MENA quoted sources as saying.

Morsy on Sunday issued a presidential decree to cancel the decision of Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, to dissolve the People’s Assembly in accordance with a court ruling.

The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on 14 June that parts of the elections law were illegal because they allowed candidates running on party lists to compete for seats allocated to independent candidates.

MENA said People’s Assembly Speaker Saad al-Katatny, a prominent figure from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, is expected to come later during the day.

Katatny welcomed Morsy’s decision, saying Parliament would resume the monitoring and legislative duties it once held.

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