Egypt's brewing standoff between new President Mohamed Morsi and the military-led bureaucracy that still largely calls the shots in Egypt escalated another notch as the disbanded parliament prepared to convene on Tuesday. On Sunday, Morsi had ordered the Muslim Brotherhood–controlled parliament to reconvene, and on Monday Egypt's high court and Supreme Council of the Armed Forces both reaffirmed their respective orders that parliament remain dissolved. The Brotherhood — Morsi's party — is calling for a show-of-strength million-man march to support the president's position. Instead of erupting into a violent confrontation, this is the type of "delicate balancing act that we're going to see for a while," Monique El-Faizy, at the World Policy Institute, tells CNN. "This is all new. Everybody's finding their way."
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