Egypt's Higher Constitutional Court has overruled the decision by President Mohamed Morsi to reconvene parliament, which had been dissolved by military rulers in June. Lawmakers briefly met this week, for the first time since June, to comply with the presidential order. But now, the court ruling becomes just the latest development in a quickly unfolding power struggle between Morsi and military leaders. The Muslim Brotherhood, the country's leading political group, called for a peaceful million-person demonstration in support of Morsi.
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