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Islamist party to boycott Egyptian parliamentary election

The Islamist Strong Egypt Party has called for a boycott of the 2015 parliamentary elections, but critics say the move will not hurt the legitimacy of the new parliament.

As Egyptians get ready to hit the voting booths for the parliamentary elections on Oct. 17, the Strong Egypt Party has called for a boycott. 

The centrist Islamist party announced in an Oct. 14 statement that its call for boycotting the election is a reaction to “the state institutions that are biased toward certain candidates and lists to form a parliament allied with the executive power, by holding mock elections to choose between a supporter and a supporter.”

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