Egypt's presidency appeals parliamentary elections suspension
An unidentified Egyptian man shouts slogans against Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi and in support of an election boycott during a meeting of leaders from the Egyptian National Salvation Front (NSF) in Cairo in February. (Photo: AFP / Gianluigi Guercia)
Egypt's government has appealed a ruling made by the Administrative Court suspending the elections for parliament's lower house that President Mohamed Morsi called for in February.
In addition to the elections' suspension, the ruling by the Administrative Court required the Shura Council – Egypt's upper house of parliament currently in charge of legislation – to refer the electoral law back to the High Constitutional Court (HCC), a step the Shura Council has ignored.