Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Thu93 2020

Last update18:06 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Egypt’s 2010 Parliamentary Elections > 2010 election update
Opposition Sticks to Parliamentary Boycott
Opposition Sticks to Parliamentary Boycott
The decision to boycott the second round of elections made by Egypt’s opposition groups the Muslim Brotherhood and the Wafd Party was respected by all members.
Tuesday, December 7,2010 20:13

The decision to boycott the second round of elections made by Egypt’s opposition groups: the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Wafd Party was respected by all members. According to MB officials and regardless of allegations, the group stuck to their boycott insisting they will have zero authorized representation in the so-called elected parliament in order to expose the regime’s fraudulent elections and rigging of the people’s will. 

According to Al-Wafd Party any of its 6 candidates who secured seats will be suspended in the event of not resigning from parliament.  

Allegations that MB candidate Magdy Ashour  acquired a seat and remained in parliament has not been acknowledged by the group who maintain that no MB member won a  seat outright in the first round and none of the 27 candidates contested in the runoff as decided by the group’s Shura Council. 

Analysts argue that the ruling National Democratic Party was responsible for the victory of the few opposition candidates, in an effort to save face because of an overwhelmingly embarrassing 98% alleged win. In all reality the regime only succeeded in losing whatever legitimacy it believed it had as it rigged Egypt’s 2010 parliamentary elections by hindering opposition from being nominated and arresting its members as well as the violence and ballot stuffing and afterwards with false election reports.

tags: Second Round / Muslim Brotherhood / Opposition Groups / Wafd Party / Candidates / MB candidate / Parliament / Shura Council / Opposition Candidates / National Democratic Party / Parliamentary Elections
Posted in 2010 election update  
Related Articles
Egypt: Media Prevented From Covering Fraud During First Round of Parliamentary Elections
MB Chooses to Boycott Second Round of Polls
Voting Ends in Bloody Parliamentary Elections in Egypt
Egyptian Court Refuses Nomination of Senior Government Official for the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections
Liberties Committee of the Egyptian Lawyers' Syndicate Calls for an End to Parliamentary Elections
Egypt's Political Future: The Parliamentary Elections and Beyond
EGYPT: Women breaking culture barriers in upcoming parliamentary elections
Skeptics Describe Jordan's Parliamentary Elections as a Carbon Copy
Jordan’s Parliamentary Elections and the Islamist Boycott
President Mubarak sets November 28 for parliamentary elections
Gov't shuts down 20 satellite channels ahead of parliamentary elections
MB to announce stance on 2010 parliamentary elections during press conference
MB expected to field over 200 candidates in parliamentary elections
Fears of rigging in students' body election ahead of parliamentary elections
Egypt’s main leftist party will compete in upcoming parliamentary elections
NDP Secretary General: Regime will not allow recurrence of MB win in parliamentary elections
MB offshoot in Jordan to boycott parliamentary elections
MB offshoot in Jordan doubts fair parliamentary elections in the country
MB Jordanian offshoot, chooses new leader before parliamentary elections
MB asserts they will participate in upcoming parliamentary elections
Intisar Selim resigns and Omar monitors Parliamentary elections
Journalists harassed in run-up to second round of legislative elections
Egypt: Second round of parliamentary election
Widespread violence mars second round of Egyptian parliamentary elections
Today: The Second Round of Brotherhood-Copt Dialogue
Israeli military: Second round of fighting with Hizbullah soon