ElBaradei calls for boycott of Egyptian parliamentary elections

Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed ElBaradei, a key opposition leader in Egypt, has called for a boycott of the parliamentary elections to be held in April. CNN: In a tweet from his official account, he called for the boycott, just like he did three years ago. "Called for parliamentary election boycott in 2010 to expose sham democracy. Today I repeat my call, will not be part of an act of deception," it read. Egypt will hold parliamentary elections in several stages beginning April 27, President Mohamed Morsy's presidential team announced Thursday on state TV. These will be the first elections since Egypt's highest court dissolved the lower house of parliament in June, and it will be the first full parliament in Morsy's presidency. The upper house, the Shura Council, has continued to meet. The election process will take place in four stages: April 27-28, May 15-16 and June 2-3 and 19-20, according to the official decree released by the president's spokesman, Yassir...(Read Full Post)

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