Egypt court orders dissolution of Mubarak’s ex-ruling party

April 17th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Cairo, Apr 17 (ANI): An Egyptian court has ordered the dissolution of the country’s former ruling party led by ousted President Hosni Mubarak, and the confiscation of its assets.

The move, which indicate that the military are working towards meeting the demands of the protestors at an earliest possible time, came days after the Mubarak and his sons were detained to question them over allegations of corruption and killings of protesters, The Daily Mail reports.

The protest movement had been pushing for both steps for weeks, with little response from the Armed Forces’ Supreme Council, the body of top generals that has held power since Mubarak’s fall on February 11.

Activists have expressed fears that the remaining members of the National Democratic Party could still try to cling on to power despite Mubarak’s fall and the arrest of many of its top leaders.

Earlier, protesters had set fire to the NDP’s headquarters during the 18 days of mass demonstrations that led to Mubarak’s removal.

The latest verdict from the Supreme Administrative Court, whose decisions cannot be appealed, has ordered that the party should be dissolved and its assets and offices handed over to the state.

NDP has been reportedly operating as a monopoly over Egypt’s political scenario for years, and had consistently majorities in parliament largely because of widespread vote rigging during elections. (ANI)

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