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Egypt military dissolves parliament

2011-02-13 17:12

Cairo - Egypt's new military rulers on Sunday dissolved a parliament dominated by the ruling party of former president Hosni Mubarak, two days after he was overthrown in a popular revolt, state TV said.

The legislative body was seen as illegitimate following elections last year that were marred by widespread allegations of fraud and gave Mubarak's National Democratic Party (NDP) an overwhelming majority.

In the same announcement, carried on state TV, the military said it had suspended the constitution and set an approximate six-month timetable for democratic elections that would bring a new civilian government to power.

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  • Mxhuma - 2011-02-13 20:11

    Oh! the sweet taste of power. I hope the Military keep their word and not continue to cling to power past six months. Otherwise the blood of those Egyptian matyers would have been in vain.

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