Ex-presidential candidate's opposition party to boycott Egypt election

February 4, 2015 4:20 PM

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Ex-presidential candidate's opposition party to boycott Egypt election

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian opposition party led by a moderate Islamist said on Wednesday it would boycott a long-awaited parliamentary election because it lacked democratic credibility given a clampdown on political freedoms by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The election is to be held in two phases in March and April, something the Sisi government hopes will spawn political and economic stability after nearly four years of upheaval following the 2011 uprising that ousted veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

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