Egypt Independent

Lawsuit demanding politics ban on Mubarak’s dissolved party overturned



The Administrative Court in Cairo annulled on Tuesday a lawsuit demanding the previously-ruling National Democratic Party to be banned from involvement into politics.
 
Lawyer Ahmed Saleh, who brought the case against the presidency and the government, had demanded the roadmap for political transition be completed by placing restrictions of former members of the NDP.
 
An Egyptian court in April 2011 ordered the dissolution of the NDP, toppled President Hosni Mubarak's political party, responding to demands pressed by pro-democracy movements whose protests ended his 30-year rule. 
 
Several former NDP members have, since then, managed to establish new political parties.
 
In 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that a law imposing a ten-year politics ban on NDP members was unconstitutional.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm