Sobhi Saleh: MB participation in elections will expose vote-rigging

Sobhi Saleh: MB participation in elections will expose vote-rigging

Prominent MB member, and a leading figure in its parliamentary bloc, attorney Sobhi Saleh stressed during a symposium on Saturday that the MB is planning on participating in the November’s parliamentary elections despite the lack of clear government guarantees that it would be held in a free and transparent atmosphere.

 
Saleh argued that MB participation in the elections is necessary to expose the vote-rigging before the Egyptian public and world.
 
Saleh warned that if the upcoming elections is rigged; the legitimacy of Egypt’s next president–who must be sworn in before the national assembly–could be undermined.  
 
According to the 2007 constitutional amendment, presidential candidates must obtain the endorsement of at least 250 parliamentarians and municipal council members in order to run for elections