An Egyptian court Sunday postponed until next week a decision on an appeal against a verdict overriding a presidential call for controversial parliamentary elections.
The Higher Administrative Court said it would resume on March 24 hearing the appeal lodged by the State Cases Authority, which represents the state agencies in court disputes, on behalf of President Mohammad Mursi.
The Administrative Court on March 6 scrapped Mursi’s call for the elections, which were due to begin on April 22. The court said that Mursi had violated the constitution by calling for the elections without consulting the prime minister.
The court also referred to the Supreme Constitutional Court a disputed electoral law to decide on its legality. Mursi’s appeal has drawn sharp criticism from the opposition that has repeatedly called for delaying the vote due to the country’s political tensions and economic decline.