Political pressure groups and leaders: despite a constitutional ban against religious-based parties, the technically illegal Muslim Brotherhood constitutes Hosni MUBARAK's potentially most significant political opposition; MUBARAK tolerated limited political activity by the Brotherhood for his first two terms, but moved more aggressively since then to block its influence; civic society groups are sanctioned, but constrained in practical terms; trade unions and professional associations are officially sanctioned
Definition: This entry includes a listing of organizations with leaders involved in politics, but not standing for legislative election.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of April 17, 2006
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