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Muslim Brotherhood's political arm to compete in Jordan vote

AP
Published Jun 12, 2016, 9:02 am IST
Updated Jun 12, 2016, 9:02 am IST
The Islamic Action Front, the most organized opposition group in Jordan, will look for partnerships to improve its chances.
Thousands of Islamic Action Front supporters carrying banners and a large Jordanian flag (Representational photo: AP)
 Thousands of Islamic Action Front supporters carrying banners and a large Jordanian flag (Representational photo: AP)

Amman: The political arm of Jordan's original Muslim Brotherhood has announced it is taking part in parliament elections September 20, after boycotting the two previous ballots in 2010 and 2013.

Spokesman Murad Adayleh says the Islamic Action Front's leadership voted overwhelmingly late today to compete in the elections.

 

He says the IAF, the most organized opposition group in Jordan, will look for partnerships to improve its chances.

The Muslim Brotherhood in the kingdom started out as a branch of a region-wide movement, but suffered a series of splits.

The Muslim Brotherhood was declared illegal though its political arm was not after a group of defectors registered a new Muslim Brotherhood Society as a Jordanian entity.

Two other factions have also broken away, with plans to establish political parties.

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