Ruling NDP Files Complaints Against 52 MB Candidates
|Friday, November 26,2010 15:33|
Egypt’s ruling NDP has filed complaints against 52 independent candidates in Sunday's parliamentary poll alleging they belong to an illegal organization.
Spokesman, Ali El-Din Hilal, claimed he had evidence that the 52 candidates are not independent contesters, stressing that the regime wanted people to play party politics by creating political parties.
It appeared the NDP spokesman was referring to Muslim Brotherhood members of Egypt's largest opposition force, who have confirmed that they will run for 30% of the seats.
The comment comes a few days ahead of the election following weeks of violence where the country has witnessed more than 1,300 Muslim Brotherhood supporters arrested and tough restrictions imposed on opposition candidates.
Moreover, dozens of Brotherhood candidates have already been disqualified.