The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt has over-ruled a decree by President Mohammed Morsi to recall parliament.

Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker who recently won the country’s presidential election, had defied the military council by seeking to reconvene the assembly it had previously dissolved.

The court earlier sparked a crisis when it declared the parliamentary elections as null and void.

The Brotherhood, which holds the largest portion of seats in parliament, will no doubt challenge the ruling as its conflict with the military deepens.