Egypt court rejects election law, may delay poll

CAIRO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Egypt's constitutional court rejected five articles of a draft election law on Monday and sent the text back to the country's temporary legislature for redrafting in a move that may delay a parliamentary poll due in April.

"The court has returned the draft parliamentary electoral law to the Shura Council after making five observations on five articles which it found unconstitutional," a court statement said.

(Reporting by Marwa Awad; Writing by Paul Taylor)