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electoral laws, parliamentary elections, Muslim Brotherhood, political groups, boycott

Although a ban on political parties imposed before the July 1963 elections was not lifted until 1991, the Communists, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other political groups played an influential role in the 1989 parliamentary elections. Nine parties contested the country’s 1993 elections. Independent candidates loyal to the king gained ground in the 1997 elections, due largely to a boycott by Islamic opposition parties protesting electoral laws they felt were unfair and government restrictions on the press.



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