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Egypt bans some Muslim Brotherhood candidates

We’ve mentioned a few times in the past few weeks the issues that Egypt’s leadership is having in maintaining their power.  The latest chapter in that story is this article from Al Jazeera.  Egypt is blocking about 40% of the Muslim Brotherhood members who are running for parliament.  The article also mentions that the group was backing several female candidates for the first time this year.  This quote from the end seems fitting in characterizing a source of the MB’s frustration:

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president and a member of the NDP, has ruled under emergency law since 1982, when Anwar al-Sadat, his predecessor, was assassinated.


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