EGYPT: Rump Parliament

Deputies of the Egyptian Parliament met last week at the Saadi Club in Cairo because King Fuad has dissolved their parliament (TIME, July 7). Hotly they debated His Majesty's "illegal dictatorship," excoriated and flayed him, voted "no confidence" in Prime Minister Sidky Pasha. He, "The Tiger," ignored their menaces, continued to rule under royal decree. The deputies, through their party organizations, thereupon ordered a "nonviolent campaign of passive resistance" but this did not get under way last week.


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