On February 20, 2010, Egyptian police arrested 70 members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood, most of whom were expected to run in provincial council elections scheduled for April 8. Egypt's provincial councils administer local municipal government services. These municipal elections were originally scheduled for 2006, but the Egyptian parliament passed a law to delay the elections for two years after the Muslim Brotherhood made a strong showing in the 2005 parliamentary elections. Earlier that week, the Muslim Brotherhood said that another 51 members had been arrested.
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