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Egypt's high court says elections are unconstitutional

An Egyptian boy peers out of barbed wire, his face painted with the number 25, the date of the Egyptian revolution, during a protest in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday June 14, 2012. (AP/Amr Nabil)

Egypt’s supreme court has declared last year’s parliamentary vote unconstitutional just two days before Egyptians are supposed to vote for a new president. The court has called for the dissolution of the lower house of parliament and new elections.

Cairo-based journalist Ashraf Khalil and Nezar Al-Sayyad, Chair for Middle Eastern studies at UC-Berkeley, join us to discuss what this decision could mean for the future of the country.

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