Egyptian Parliament Dissolved On the Eve of Elections

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Tahrir Square on the one year anniversary of the revolution.
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Sixteen months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted, Cairo continues to be at the epicenter of democratic turmoil. On the brink of the second round of presidential elections this weekend, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has dissolved the Parliament

It’s been called “the smoothest military coup” and makes relations between the Supreme Constitutional Court and the Muslim Brotherhood seem increasingly fraught.

David Kirkpatrick is the Cairo Bureau Chief of The New York Times.