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Egypt’s main opposition group to boycott vote

CAIRO — Egypt’s largest opposition bloc said Tuesday that it will boycott the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections, heightening the prospect of future instability after months of political crisis and damaging the credibility of the country’s fledgling democracy.

The National Salvation Front, a loose coalition of liberal and leftist political parties, said that it would boycott the late April vote because the Islamist government of President Mohamed Morsi did not consult it in passing a new electoral law and disregarded pressure from the group for, among other things, a new Cabinet and a redrafting of the country’s constitution.

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