Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

15 June 2014

Egypt: Pro-Sisi Coalition to Run for 100 Percent of Parliament Seats

Cairo — The "Independence Current" that backs Egypt's new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will run for all of the seats in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

In a conference on Sunday, the coalition said it will run for the 420 seats, adding that its manifesto is based on believing in the principles of the January 25 and June 30 uprisings as well as the importance of social democracy and social justice, the state news agency said.

They added that one of their purposes is also to prevent Islamists and corruption figures from reaching the next parliament.

An Islamist-led parliament formed under the Mohamed Mursi administration was dissolved in 2013 before the Muslim Brotherhood regime was removed.

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