Members of the Shura Council accused the Supreme Constitutional Court on Tuesday of undermining lawmakers following its rejection of several elections law articles governing parliamentary polls.
The five articles were sent back to the Shura Council, which has been tasked to make amendments and ensure the elections process is, in fact, constitutional.
“It is interfering in the work of the legislative authority,” said legislative committee member Gamal Gibril.
Gibril added, 'I swear to God I know some parts of the court's decision two or three weeks ago. It's not reasonable to commit ourselves to it without [implmenting] our vision.'
Ramadan Bateekh echoed Gibril's comments, saying, 'History should record the date that the SCC did not respect the Constitution, but deviated from its provisions clearly.”
However, Bateekh added the Shura Council “will obey what came in SCCs report.”