Brotherhood will not participate in upcoming presidential elections: leader
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CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood will not participate in the upcoming presidential elections, Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Sisi told Youm7 Saturday.

One member of ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s defense team said most of the Brotherhood leaders were imprisoned and there is no hope to find political resolution or reconcile with the current political regime, which makes it difficult to participate in the upcoming elections.

Interim President Adly Mansour issued a law on March 8 to regulate Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections, which grants immunity to the Supreme Electoral Commission’s decisions from appeals by other judicial bodies.

The Muslim Brotherhood boycotted the constitutional referendum on Jan. 16 and 17. The pro-Brotherhood National Alliance to Support Legitimacy announced on Dec. 16 that they decided to boycott the referendum and the Brotherhood-organized demonstrations would continue.

Originally published in Youm7.

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