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Opposition pulls out of Jordan elections

The Islamist main opposition group withdrew from Jordan’s first mayoral elections on Tuesday and accused the government of fraud, marring a vote that this key U.S. ally described as an important democratic reform. “We can no longer take part in this farce and we announce the withdrawal of all our candidates,” said the fundamentalist Islamic Action Front, the political arm of the Jordanian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement. Full Story

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