Dissolve Parliament: Egypt`s Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt`s Islamic opposition group wants Hosni Mubark to hold new polls.

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2011, 13:10 PM IST

Cairo: Egypt`s powerful Islamic opposition group is demanding President Hosni Mubark dissolve the newly-elected Parliament and hold new elections.

The demand appears to be an attempt to build on the fervour in the region triggered by the uprising in Tunisia that ousted that nation`s authoritarian President.

The Muslim Brotherhood also called in its statement on Wednesday for an end to Egypt`s 30-year-old emergency law that bans political rallies. It also demanded sweeping constitutional amendments to allow free and fair Presidential Elections.

Egypt`s opposition groups say the country`s Parliamentary Elections late last year were fraudulent.

The Muslim Brotherhood and another party pulled out before the second round of voting, citing widespread vote rigging.

Bureau Report