Egyptian Lawmakers Meet in Defiance of Military

Posted July 10th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt's Islamist-led parliament has reconvened in defiance of orders by the country's military and Supreme Court.

The lower house of parliament met Tuesday, days after President Mohamed Morsi issued a decree reinstating the body.

Egypt's supreme military council dissolved the parliament last month because of election irregularities in a move upheld by the Supreme Court.

The speaker of the lower house said lawmakers were meeting to find a way to implement the order.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Egyptian officials to work together to avoid derailing the country's transition.