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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Officially Admitted to Elections, Calls Itself the ‘Justice and Freedom’ Party


“Cairo (AsiaNews) – The Electoral Commission has recognised the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood party, Justice and Freedom. For the first time in 60 years a political party linked to the Islamic movement is allowed take part in political life. Thanks to this acknowledgment, the Muslim Brotherhood will participate in the September elections, with a target of achieving over 50% of the vote, despite criticism and a poor performance in polls.

Founded on April 30, Justice and Freedom is one of four political parties founded by the Islamic movement after the jasmine revolution. AsiaNews sources point out that ‘the party is still the only political formation that is carrying out a real election campaign, with TV ads, posters, articles, ads on radio and in mosques.’ ‘The party – says the source – is gaining ground and a landslide victory is not to be excluded, even though polls show only 20% of the population in favour of the Muslim Brotherhood.’

The source believes that the moderate position taken by the Muslim Brotherhood is just an election ploy. They are using the party in order to present a ‘clean face’ …” Read more.

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