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Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi Reinstates Parliament

Egypt’s newly elected President Mohamed Mursi issued a decree to reinstate parliament, seeking to assert his power after the military dissolved the legislature.

The decree also calls for parliamentary elections to be held within 60 days of the approval of a new constitution in a public referendum, the official Middle East News Agency reported yesterday. The charter has yet to be drafted. The generals, who had ruled the country until Mursi’s election last month, convened an emergency meeting last night after the decree, the agency said.