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Egypt's opposition calls for elections boycott

Opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei recently called for a boycott of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, scheduled to begin in April. ElBaradei and other critics of President Mohamed Morsi say the new government has failed to follow through on its promise of inclusivity. The National Salvation Front, a coalition of liberal parties, say they want a law passed guaranteeing free elections before Egyptians head to the polls. Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations’ Chicago chapter, discusses the simmering political tensions.

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