CAIRO, June 14 (Reuters) - A senior Muslim Brotherhood politician said Egypt would enter "a dark tunnel" if the Islamist-dominated parliament was dissolved as required by a ruling from the constitutional court on Thursday.

"If parliament is dissolved, the country will enter a dark tunnel - the coming president will face neither a parliament nor a constitution," Erian told Reuters by telephone. "There is a state of confusion and many questions." (Reporting by Tom Perry; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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  • An Egyptian boy peers out of barbed wire, his face painted with the number 25, the date of the Egyptian revolution, during a protest in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

  • Egyptian protesters hold a defaced poster of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq as they face soldiers in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

  • An Egyptian holds a shoe covered with a defaced picture of Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq and Arabic that reads "feloul," an Egyptian expression that describes the remains of the regime, during a protest in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Egypt's highest court, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

  • An Egyptian protester wears tape over his mouth reading, "no arrest rights," and holds a defaced picture of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq during a protest in front the Supreme Constitutional Court, in Cairo, Egypt Thursday, June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

  • Egyptians shout anti-military slogans during a protest in front of soldiers standing guard in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

  • Egyptian protesters point at soldiers in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

  • Egyptian protesters set a portrait of former premier and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq on fire during a demonstration outside the Supreme Consitutional Court in central Cairo on June 14, 2012. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/GettyImages)