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Islamists’ Boycott of Local Elections: Sending Messages and Saving Face

By Suha Ma’ayeh

This article discusses the Islamists move to sit out the upcoming municipal elections and if they can afford to be politically disengaged in the long term. While the Muslim Brotherhood has already been weakened, they are trying to use the boycott to express their discontent with the political process and avoid becoming further marginalized.

Jordan will hold its local elections on March 22nd, 2022. The Islamic Action Front, the biggest political party of the country, has decided to boycott these elections. Suha Ma’ayeh discusses in her article the reasons and implications of this decision. To read and download the full article by Suha Ma’ayeh you can click on the right side of the page.