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Egyptian Judges defy new law on judiciary appointments

AP  |  Cairo 

Judges from one of the Egyptian judiciary's three main branches have voted to defy a newly adopted and widely disputed giving the president a degree of control over the judiciary.

State Council judges, who rule on disputes with the government, voted overwhelmingly Saturday to put forward their most senior judge as their nominee to head their branch, defying the new

The stipulates that each judiciary branch nominates three of its seven most senior judges to the president to choose one to head each of the three branches.

The judiciary has two other branches: the of cassation and lawyers, which already have complied.

The State Council judges' single nominee, Yahya Dakroury, ruled last year against relinquishing to control of three strategic Red Sea islands.

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 14:32 IST