Egyptian Military Dissolves Parliament
Posted on Feb 13, 2011
As Egyptians struggle with where their country will now go after Hosni Mubarak’s capitulation, the country’s military leaders dissolved parliament, suspended the constitution and sent soldiers in to try to clear remaining protesters from Tahrir Square.
The military said it would retain power for six months or until new elections can be held. —JCL
In a statement on state TV, the higher military council said it would stay in power six months, or until elections.
Egypt’s current parliament is dominated by supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted on Friday after 18 days of mass protests.
Earlier there were scuffles in Cairo’s Tahrir Square as protesters thwarted army efforts to remove them.
A military spokesman informs Egyptians on state television that parliament has been dissolved and the constitution suspended.