MB and Wafd Party asserts no deals made with government

MB and Wafd Party asserts  no deals made with government

According to the Wafd party’s official newspaper 176 candidates in 27 governorates are nominated to run in November’s parliamentary elections while 17 female candidates will be competing for the 64 seats allocated for women.
MP Munir Fakhry Abdel-Nour and secretary general for the group asserted that a second list will be announced in the upcoming week.
 Chairman of the Party Al-Sayed Al-Badawi, has confirmed that his party had collaborated with Al-Wafd, Al-Nasserist and Al-Tagammu Parties in the PA elections but no deals have been struck with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Muslim Brotherhood MP Dr. Mohamed Elbeltagy has stressed that the MB is prepared to coordinate and cooperate with any true political opposition prepared to work for the wellbeing of the country. He asserted that the MB believes the people will be supporting them. The MB was successful in securing one fifth of the seats in the 2005 parliamentary elections in what was described as an unprecedented win. The ruling party however did not take lightly to their success and officials have been quoted asserting there would not be a re-run of the MB’s win this time round.
According to Nabil Abdel-Fattah, a researcher at Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, the upcoming elections have already been rigged and the National Democratic Party has made deals with several official opposition parties to prevent the Brotherhood from repeating their 2005 win. He believed however that this year the Brotherhood will probably be given from 15 to 30 seats to avoid the repetition of their 2005 win.
Both the MB and Al-Wafd have chosen not to accept calls to boycott the elections, by former IAEA chief Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei in an attempt to expose the regime asserting there have been no deals made with the government.