CAIRO, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian opposition leader Amr Moussa, also the head of the Conference Party, a member of the main opposition bloc the National Salvation Front (NSF), welcomed Wednesday the decision of the Administrative Court to suspend the upcoming parliamentary election slated for April 22.
"I welcome this decision and I hope that it will be carried out, because it creates a new chance for a new political situation," Moussa told Xinhua in an exclusive interview Wednesday.
"The decision suspends the upcoming parliamentary elections that we have repeatedly called for delay," he added.
The Administrative Court overturned Wednesday the decree of President Mohamed Morsi to hold the parliamentary elections on April 22, referring 14 claims against the constitutionality of the newly-drafted election law to the Supreme Constitutional Court.
On Feb. 18, the Constitutional Court rejected the controversial parliamentary election law submitted by the Shura Council (upper house of the parliament), the country's temporary legislative authority. The court sent the proposed law back to the Shura Council for amendment due to the unconstitutionality of some articles pertaining to the quota of workers and the fair representation of electoral districts.
Three days later, the Shura Council endorsed the amendment referred by the Constitutional Court and it was approved by Morsi.
The NSF has previously decided to boycott the upcoming parliamentary and not to take part in the national dialogue sponsored by Morsi, arguing that "we cannot run for parliamentary elections without a fair election law and an unbiased government."
The NSF also demands sacking the current government before the parliamentary elections, accusing it of being Islamist-dominated and biased.
In response, Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil said Tuesday that "the current government is not a stumbling block to the upcoming parliamentary elections," stressing the election commission that will run the polls is completely independent.
The NSF, which includes more than 30 parties and political movements with liberal and leftist orientation, also warned of the continued bloodshed in Port Said, Daqahliya, Cairo and Gharbiya in its statement, saying the performance of the ruling party only serves the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).
On Tuesday, the NSF decided to launch a campaign to urge Egyptians to boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections.