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Egyptian president orders parliament to reconvene | guardian.co.uk

Mohamed Morsi’s decree defies military’s dissolution of Islamist-dominated parliament on 16 June

Associated Press in Cairo

Egypt’s newly elected president has ordered the country’s Islamist-dominated parliament to reconvene in defiance of a military decree dissolving the legislature last month, the state news agency reported.

The surprise move by Mohammed Morsi will almost certainly lead to a clash with the powerful generals who formally handed power to him on 30 June after spending 16 months at the nation’s helm following the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in a popular uprising.

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