Islamist parties in Egypt unite for elections

Seven Islamist parties in Egypt moved to protect the Muslim Brotherhood led government from increasing protests, which threaten the party’s hold on power.
The parties formed the Umma (Islamic nation) Alliance in order to protect the "achievements of the January 25 Revolution" and stand against those who interrupt the "constitutional path that allows people to choose their ruler,” according to a report in the Egyptian Ahram Online.
In a press conference on Saturday, the parties said that they saw “clear dangers” because of the recent protests, the police strike, and calls for the army to make a coup to replace President Muhammad Morsi, according to the report.
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