Egypt speaker invites parliament to convene Tuesday
7/9/2012 12:40:21 PM -
CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's parliament speaker has invited the lower house to convene on Tuesday, MENA state news agency reported, following a presidential decree to reinstate the assembly dissolved by the military.
Saad al-Katatni "has called on parliament to convene at 2:00 pm (1200 GMT) on Tuesday," MENA said.
The call by Katatni, who belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood, comes after President Mohamed Morsi ordered the return of the Islamist-led parliament after the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) dissolved it based on a court ruling.
The move has put Morsi, who stepped down from the Brotherhood when he was sworn in last month, on a collision course with the SCAF that ruled the country after Hosni Mubarak was ousted by a popular uprising last year.