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Egypt opposition leader calls for election boycott

CAIRO — Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei called Saturday for a boycott of parliamentary elections, drawing criticism from some within his movement who said it was a hasty decision.

The dispute showed the fragility of a fairly new opposition front forged after the deeply fragmented movement found little success at the polls since it led the 2011 uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

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