Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood to participate in June legislative elections
Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood said Sunday it will run in June legislative elections, a day after its political wing, the Islamic Action Front, endorsed the vote it had boycotted in 1997.
The Brotherhood also called on people "to use their constitutional and national right and participate effectively in these elections". It said it took its decision after "taking into consideration the developments on the Arab and international scene ... and to contribute to the development of political life" in the kingdom.
The decision comes a week after the Brotherhood's overall leader Abdel Majid Zuneibat met Jordan's King Abdullah II.
The Islamic Action Front held an extraordinary meeting of its 120-member shura council on Friday and decided "in principle" to run in the June election.
But council head Abdel Latif Arabiyat told Jordanian dailies on Saturday that this decision was "conditioned on specific requests that will be made by the executive office to the government and after that it will be referred to the council if need be." (Albawaba.com)
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