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The House of Representatives is the lower house of Egypt's bicameral parliament. It plays a more important role in drafting legislation and day-to-day legislative duties than the Shura Council, the upper house. The Assembly chose the members of the Constituent Assembly of Egypt. On 14 June 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt ruled that part of the parliamentary election had been invalid and ordered a new ballot, citing alleged problems in the election of members. Based on this ruling, the SCAF military council declared the lower house of parliament dissolved. However, newly-elected president Mohammed Mursi decreed that he was setting aside the decision of the military and ordered the legislature to reconvene on 8 July. On 10 July 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court voided the President's decision to call the nation's parliament back into session. The Supreme Administrative Court ruled on 22 September 2012 in favor of the earlier ruling of the Supreme Constitutional Court to dissolve the People's Assembly. (via Freebase)