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Egypt prepares for parliament poll

As Egyptians prepare to vote in elections for parliament’s upper house, the opposition Muslim Brotherhood – the government’s main challenger in elections – has had hundreds of its members detained. The opposition says it is a clear attempt to prevent the group from gaining ground within the Shura Council in elections on Monday. Emad Gad, a researcher at the Ahram Centre for Strategic and Political Studies, said: “It is not so much a test which concerns the people, but a test between the regime and the Islamist opposition. Full Story

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