Egyptian opposition leader urges election boycott

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 7, 2010 09:49

CAIRO — Egypt's leading democracy advocate has made a forceful call for the nation to boycott November's parliamentary election, saying they were certain to be rigged and urging his young supporters to be patient and plan for a lengthy struggle.

Nobel laureate Mohammed ElBaradei told about 200 activists gathered Monday for a sunset Ramadan meal that participating in the vote would go against "the national will" to transform Egypt into a genuine democracy."If the whole people boycott the elections totally, it will be in my view the end of the regime," he told reporters afterward.


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