World Bulletin / News Desk
The dissolved Shura Council (the upper house of Egypt's parliament) convened Monday in Rabaa al-Adawiya in the Cairo district of Nasr city, where supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi have been camping out for weeks.
"The meeting is in line with the constitution," speaker Ahmed Fahmi told the session, adding that 140 members were attending.
"We do not recognize the ouster of legitimate President Morsi," he added.
The powerful army ousted Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, on July 3 following mass protests against his regime.
It suspended the constitution and installed Adly Mansour, the head of the constitutional court, as interim president.
Mansour has issued a constitutional declaration dissolving the elected, Islamist-dominated Shura Council and assumed its legislative authority.
"The agenda of the first session will be restricted to discussing the military coup and its repercussions," said Taher Abdel-Mohssein, the deputy chair of the Shura Council's legislative committee.
Three Shura Council members from the Salafist Nour party attended the session.
"I'm here on my personal capacity," Ahmed Nasr, one of the three, told the Anadolu Agency.
It was not immediately clear the position of the Nour party regarding the session of the dissolved Shura Council.
The Salafist party had endorsed the army-imposed roadmap for the post-Morsi Egypt.