On Sunday, defying a military decree handed down in June, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (pictured) ordered the Islamist-controlled parliament to reconvene, a move that could plunge Egypt into another period of instability. Morsi also called for new parliamentary elections within 60 days of the adoption of a new Egyptian constitution, which isn't likely to be completed until late this year. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces met to discuss Morsi's decision, and the Supreme Constitutional Court, the tribunal that officially dissolved parliament last month, will meet on Monday.
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