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Did Egyptian intelligence meddle in recent elections?

A political activist’s claim that the "For the Love of Egypt" alliance — which won many seats in the latest parliamentary elections — was established under the supervision of the intelligence services has divided Egyptians.
A man casts his vote at a polling station during the second phase of the parliamentary election runoff in Toukh, El-Kalubia governorate, northeast of Cairo, Egypt, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RTX1WNIJ
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CAIRO — Complaints about Egypt’s recent parliamentary elections could indicate either electoral bias or just sour grapes, depending on whom you ask.

On Jan. 1, Hazem Abdel Azeem, a liberal political activist, posted on “a testimonial on the president’s parliament.” He claimed that the For the Love of Egypt alliance, which won all 120 closed-list seats in the recent parliamentary election, was established under the supervision of Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate and that the meetings about its establishment were held at GID headquarters.

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