Egypt oppo toys with election boycott

Feb 24, 2013, 12:22 AM EST
Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout in front of the courthouse and Office of the Attorney General, which has been graffitied with anti-government slogans, during a protest against Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 22, 2013.
REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

With Islamists -- and Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood in particular -- having dominated every election since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, liberal and secular groups are considering a boycott of this spring's parliamentary vote akin to the one their brethren carried out in Jordan. That Morsi had to move the date up even further to accomodate Coptic Christians will only add fuel to the fire.