Egypt court orders cancellation of April 22 legislative vote

Egypt's administrative court on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of controversial parliamentary elections scheduled for April 22, throwing the country deeper into political crisis.

It also referred the law governing the elections to the Supreme Constitutional Court for review.

President Mohamed Morsi last month called parliamentary elections on April 22, to take place in four stages over two months.

Egypt's main opposition bloc, the National Salvation Front, announced it would boycott the vote, expressing doubts over its transparency, and demanded a new electoral law.