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Egyptian Opposition Groups Join Forces in Upcoming Legislative Polls


Ten of Egypt's opposition groups have joined forces against President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party in parliamentary elections set for November.

The new alliance, the National Front for Change, includes groups across the political spectrum including liberals, leftists, Islamists and the Kifaya or "Enough" protest movement. The outlawed Muslim Brotherhood says it will coordinate fully with the coalition but will field candidates as independents rather than on the unified list.

Reuters news agency says talks are under way to bring the opposition Ghad tomorrow party into the new coalition. Ghad's leader, Ayman Nour, is facing a forgery trial after running second to President Mubarak in September's presidential voting.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AP.

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