June 15, 2012- Egypt is preparing for huge protests on Friday after a court appointed by Hosni Mubarak, the former President of the country, voted to dissolve the parliament that was Islamist-led. The court also allowed the former prime minister of the country to compete in the upcoming run-off election for the presidency.
The Supreme Constitutional Court ruling was denounced immediately on Thursday afternoon but the Muslim Brotherhood, who said it, was nothing more than loyalists to Mubarak trying to grab power. The interim military leaders in the country will now assume the power of the legislature and were quoted as saying the run-off between Ahmed Shafiq, the former Prime Minister and Mohamed Morsi the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, will be start as originally scheduled this Saturday.
The court said it dissolved the legislature after finding out that 33% of its members had been elected to their positions illegally and thus the entire legislature was unconstitutional and new parliamentary elections were needed.
Distrust and anger met the court rulings late Thursday and huge protests were set for Friday. Chants could be heard that the court was just part of a military regime. Many feel it is just a way for the courts to not allow change. Most are unhappy thinking that a former Mubarak prime minister could take over as president.