In view of an expected ruling on the disenfranchisement law today, a number of political movements in Egypt have called for marches this morning to the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo suburb of Maadi. The SCC is anticipated to rule on the constitutionality of the Political Isolation Law, which would disqualify former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq from the presidential runoff election on 16 and 17 June if applied. The court would also consider the validity of the parliamentary polls. The April 6 Youth Movement has called on revolutionary groups and citizens to take part in a march demanding the application of the Political Isolation Law on all former regime members.
“The invitation issued by the movement had responses from dozens of activists and a number of political and revolutionary forces, including the Freedom and Justice Party, the April 6 Youth Movement Democratic Front and the Kefaya movement,” Abdallah Nofal, a member of the communications committee for the April 6 Youth Movement, said. “We will all join together tomorrow before the Supreme Constitutional Court. Our sit-in, starting tonight, [Wednesday], will be followed by a peaceful protest in conjunction with the hearing of the case,” he said.