Muslim Brotherhood wants 30% of Egyptian parliament

October 9, 2010 15:47

CAIRO — The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition group, said on Saturday that it will contest 30 percent of the 518 parliamentary seats up for grabs in next month's elections as it steps up its challenge to the ruling regime.

The group's leader Mohammed Badie told reporters Saturday that the group will give an exact number of candidates later but it hopes to increase its stake in parliament from the current 20 percent level.

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