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Egyptian Election Law Helps to Block Opposition

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK,  June 6, 2014

THE NEW YORK TIMES – The military-appointed interim president of Egypt on Friday issued an election law that experts say all but eliminates the chance of parliamentary opposition to his successor, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the former general who installed the interim government. “The members of Parliament are almost all definitely going to be loyal to the president in one way or another,” said Zaid al-Ali, who tracks the Egyptian transition for the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. “It will be a rubber stamp instead of a check on presidential power.”

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