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Egyptian President Morsi orders reversal on parliament dissolution

  • Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi has ordered parliament to reconvene, a month after it was dissolved.

    Morsi, whose Muslim Brotherhood won the most seats, said the chamber should reconvene until a new election is held.

    Last month, the military had enforced a court order to dissolve parliament after party members had contested seats reserved for independents.

    The military took over last year after the revolution that ended former leader Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.

    The military council is holding an emergency meeting to discuss the presidential decree.

    Political commentators have said the move by Morsi suggests he is set to face confrontation with the military council.

    However, his move has also been described as contradictory as the military council had previously promised to hold new parliamentary elections after a new constitution is in place.