RAMALLAH, July 31 (JMCC) - The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan has announced that it will not participate in November general elections.
The group is protesting a new elections law that disadvantages it in urban areas, it says. Its legal arm, the Islamic Action Front, has yet to announce if it will participate in elections.
Jamil Abu-Bakr says the decision was a consequence of an electoral law, introduced in May, that undermined the Brotherhood.Read
The Brotherhood has held nearly half the seats in parliament for the last decade.
But the new legislation has reduced seats elected from urban areas, where the Brotherhood holds sway, and increased those from rural regions, dominated by pro-government Bedouin tribes.
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