BBC News - Egyptian military dissolves parliament
Sounds scary, but there appear to be good reasons for this:
THe constitution was also suspended:In a statement on state TV, the higher military council said it would stay in power six months, or until elections.
Egypt's current parliament is dominated by supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted on Friday after 18 days of mass protests.
It's important to note that the constitution has been suspended, in practice, for years because of a "state of emergency."A statement was read out on state TV on Sunday from the higher military council, saying it would suspend the constitution and set up a committee to draft a new one, before submitting it to a popular referendum.
The current constitution has prevented many parties and groups from standing in elections, leaving Egypt with a parliament packed with supporters of the National Democratic Party, loyal to Mr Mubarak.
Our correspondent says the new announcement means elections could be held in July or August, instead of in September as planned.
So, these developments may not be as alarming as they sound, on the surface.