Egyptian Court to Rule on Kicking Dual-Nationality MPs out of Parliament
Egypt’s Higher Administrative court will rule next Monday in the case of several members of parliament with dual nationalities, which may cost the lawmakers their posts.
Among the MPs facing the court are independents Rami Lakah and Mohammed Ahmed Saleh, the daily Al Gumhouriyyah said.
A higher authority, the Commissioner Council, has endorsed the verdicts issued by a lower court on the ineligibility of these MPs to run for office because - according to the court - a citizen with dual nationality has divided loyalties.
This, according to the ruling, violates the Egyptian Constitution, which stipulates that MPs must be loyal to Egypt alone.
The daily said that as soon as the verdict was handed down, the ministry of interior would be informed in order to take the necessary actions.
The verdict will also be referred to Parliament for discussion of the characters of the concerned lawmakers, said the report - Albawaba.com