Islamic Action Front

Published 3rd December, 2012

The Islamic Action Front or IAF was founded in 1992 as a broad based Islamic coalition but dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. It describes itself as Right-wing and believes in Islamism and Conservatism. Although it advocates a sharia based Islamic state it also wishes to see the monarchy retained and is believed to agree with equal rights for men and women.

The numbers accorded to the IAF in elections varies. In 1993 the IAF is believed to have won 17 seats and in 1997 they boycotted the elections. In 2003 they stood and won 17 seats whilst in 2007 they were reduced to six seats. In 2010 the party decided once more to boycott the elections to the House of Representatives, a decision they are repeating in the 2013 general election.

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