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Egyptian court: Dissolve parliament
Egypt's government was thrown into chaos Thursday when the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that the country's new Islamist-led parliament had to be dissolved immediately. The parliament is the first in decades to be chosen through free and fair elections. The court, which remains sympathetic to jailed former leader Hosni Mubarak, also gave Mubarak's last prime minister the green light to run for president, "escalating a battle for power between the remnants of the toppled order and rising Islamists."
 
Demonstrators mark the first anniversary of Egypt's uprising: With Islamist parties gaining the vast majority of parliamentary seats in recent elections, Egypt's future remains very much in doubt.
Demonstrators mark the first anniversary of Egypt's uprising: With Islamist parties gaining the vast majority of parliamentary seats in recent elections, Egypt's future remains very much in doubt.
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gypt's government was thrown into chaos Thursday when the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that the country's new Islamist-led parliament had to be dissolved immediately. The parliament is the first in decades to be chosen through free and fair elections. The court, which remains sympathetic to jailed former leader Hosni Mubarak, also gave Mubarak's last prime minister the green light to run for president, "escalating a battle for power between the remnants of the toppled order and rising Islamists."
 

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