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Cairo - An Egyptian judicial body recommended on Wednesday that two crucial laws be overturned, allowing former president Hosni Mubarak’s prime minister to stand for election and possibly dissolving a parliament dominated by his Islamist foes.
The supreme court is due to rule on the laws on June 14, two days before a run-off parliamentary election between former premier Ahmed Shafiq and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi. The two candidates won the most votes in a first round in May.
The court’s decisions will be crucial in deciding how Egypt makes its difficult transition out of 60 years of military-backed rule.
It could overturn laws on the basis of which the Islamist-dominated parliament was elected and could also overturn law that parliament passed in April to bar top Mubarak-era officials such as Shafiq from running for president.