Egypt Independent

Court overturns decision banning NDP members from elections



Cairo Appeals Court of Urgent Matters overturned on Monday a verdict that banned members of the disbanded National Democratic Party from running in parliamentary and municipality elections.

The court claimed lack of jurisdiction and said that the Administrative Court should be in charge of such lawsuits.

Cairo Court of Urgent Matters had earlier banned members of the dissolved NDP from running in presidential, parliamentary and municipality elections in accordance with the state council's decision to disband the party in April 2011.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm