Egyptian leftist opposition party to boycott elections

"We will neither participate in the national dialogue nor in the elections," Heba Yassin said.

Egyptian leftist opposition party to boycott elections

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian leftist opposition party, the Popular Current, led by former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahy, said on Tuesday it will boycott parliamentary elections due to start in April as well as national dialogue talks proposed by President Mohamed Mursi.

"We will neither participate in the national dialogue nor in the elections," Heba Yassin, a spokesman for the party told Reuters.

"This is to protest against the elections law that we did not participate in drafting, and about which our opinion was not taken.

Sabahy came in a close third in the country's first free presidential elections, which took place in 2012. 

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