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Egypt's former MPs coming back to political stage with big dreams

A group of former parliament members is reorganizing within Egypt’s opposition parties, but it remains unclear whether their efforts can threaten Sisi's grip on power, given the popularity of the Egyptian president and the very thin margin left for the political parties to communicate with the public.
Egyptian parliament members attend a general session in the capital Cairo on July 20, 2020. - Egypt's parliament greenlighted behind a closed-doors session later today, the possible deployment of troops in Libya to support Cairo's ally Khalifa Haftar, if rival Turkish-backed forces recapture the city of Sirte, the house said. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

CAIRO — Some of Egypt's former parliament members are returning to the political stage, braving fears from the difficulties they expect to face. But they have grand plans in mind.

Having acted as independents throughout their political careers, many of them are organizing themselves within the nation's opposition parties.

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