Cairo (CNN) — The Egyptian parliament convened for less than an hour Tuesday, in a gesture of defiance against the country’s military rulers, who dissolved the legislature.
The lawmakers met after President Mohamed Morsy, who took office on June 30, opted to override the edict of the military who have run the country since the 2011 revolution that ousted the longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s leading political party, has called for a million-man protest Tuesday in support of Morsy’s decision, said Ahmed Sobea, spokesman for the Freedom and Justice Party.
The military and Egypt’s highest court, which ordered the dissolution of parliament, both stuck to their positions on the issue Monday.
The Higher Constitutional Court declared after a Monday meeting that its “ruling to dissolve parliament is final and binding.” The court threw out the parliamentary vote in June, prompting Egypt’s military to assume legislative power.
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