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Islamists hit streets in Egypt election campaign

Chanting “Islam is the Solution”, Muslim Brotherhood supporters are taking to the streets in rare public rallies to encourage Egyptians to vote for their banned Islamist movement in parliamentary elections next month. Hundreds of Brotherhood activists urged Egyptians to vote for their group in a march in a Cairo suburb on Sunday evening, tolerated by the authorities which have frequently cracked down on the officially outlawed movement. The Brotherhood sidesteps its ban by fielding candidates as independents. It won 17 of 444 elected seats in 2000, making it the chamber’s biggest opposition bloc. Full Story

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