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Egypt's opposition moves toward forming single party

Egypt's opposition coalition has said they will continue to pressure Islamist President Mohamed Morsi through peaceful protests, and may organize under one political party.

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Members of Egypt's opposition coalition Hamdeen Sabahy (l.), Abdel Gelil Mostafa, and Amr Hamzawy (c.) speak with each other during a news conference in Cairo December 23. Egypt's opposition coalition said on Sunday it was moving towards forming a single political party to challenge Islamists, whose more disciplined ranks have dominated the ballot box since last year's revolution.

Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

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Egypt's opposition coalition said on Sunday it was moving towards forming a single political party to challenge Islamists, whose more disciplined ranks have dominated the ballot box since last year's revolution.

Members of the opposition National Salvation Front, whose differences have split the non-Islamist vote, pledged to keep up the pressure on President Mohamed Mursi, including through peaceful protests.

Liberals, socialists and other factions that united under the banner of the Front campaigned unsuccessfully for a "no" vote in a referendum on a new constitution which, according to an unofficial tally by Mursi's Islamist backers on Sunday, secured 64 percent approval on turnout of about a third of the 51 million eligible voters.

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