Popular current decides not to take part in the coming parliamentary elections
Hamdeen Sabbahi - YOUM7/Osama Mohamed

CAIRO: The Popular current headed by former presidency candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi announced Tuesday he would not take part in the coming parliamentary elections, due to his objections against the electoral constituencies’ laws.

A statement released on the party’s Facebook page said that the newly-released law allows political figures affiliated to former president Hosni Mubarak regime, along with Muslim Brotherhood to take part in the expected upcoming elections, “moreover it weakens the chance of other political powers, despite continued demands for its amendment.”

The group added that the political environment does not allow political powers to make “credible communication with the people,” adding that it would focus on establishing a real political party “that is representative of the January and June revolutions.”

The political roadmap of announced by then-defense minister Abdel Fatah al-Sisi set a timeline in which parliamentary elections would precede presidential ones. This timing was overturned in early 2014, and the parliamentary elections were scheduled then for late 2014, only to have it later pushed back to March 2015.

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