Saturday, November 27, 2010

Muslim Brotherhood troubles in Egyptian election: Islam & Politics - Video


Egyptian courts have ordered the cancellation of Sunday's parliamentary election in 24 districts in the city of Alexandria.

This is after the government ignored orders to reinstate opposition and independent candidates.

The Muslim Brotherhood is competing for a third of Egypt's parliamentary seats and was founded in Alexandria - but has officially been banned in Egypt for over half a century.

The Brotherhood has built its support by providing an alternative welfare system, and the ban adds to its appeal.

But critics say its main goal is the same as that of all other parties -- to win power.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Alexandria.

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