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Pro-Sisi coalition to run for 100% of parliament seats

Monday, June 16, 2014 9:42 AM 
Egyptians gather outside the presidential palace to celebrate the victory of former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the presidential vote in Cairo June 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO, June 15 (Aswat Masriya) The "Independence Current" that backs Egypt's new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will run for all of the seats in the upcoming parliamentary elections. 

In a conference on Sunday, the coalition said it will run for the 420 seats, adding that its manifesto is based on believing in the principles of the January 25 and June 30 uprisings as well as the importance of social democracy and social justice, the state news agency said. 

They added that one of their purposes is also to prevent Islamists and corruption figures from reaching the next parliament. 

An Islamist-led parliament formed under the Mohamed Mursi administration was dissolved in 2012 before the Muslim Brotherhood regime was removed. 

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