Egypt elections unlikely to deliver parliament that can check president's powers

November 12, 2014 5:45 AM

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Egypt elections unlikely to deliver parliament that can check president's powers

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 file photo, officials are seen in the People's Assembly as final preparations are made for an opening session of parliament, in Cairo. Egypt is gearing up for parliamentary elections, the second since the 2011 uprising. But with the once-triumphant Muslim Brotherhood now banned from public life and a new military-backed government suppressing public expression, analysts and activists say the next legislature is unlikely to check the extensive powers enjoyed by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends Naval exercises in Alexandria. Egypt is gearing up for parliamentary elections, the second since the 2011 uprising. But with the once-triumphant Muslim Brotherhood...

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