Jordanians will go to the polls today in a parliamentary election being boycotted by the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, according to Bloomberg. The Islamist party is refusing to participate in the vote and and is instead holding protests against the polling. In a critical change from past tactics, Muslim Brotherhood protests have recently expanded to target the King directly. The Muslim Brotherhood boycott will weaken the legitimacy of the newly elected parliament, and in the meantime will provide the group a pretext for fomenting domestic unrest. The group's behavior increasingly indicates that it has made a decision to try to import the Arab Spring into Jordan in the coming year.
Jordanians Vote As Muslim Brotherhood Protests Election
UPDATED 7:08 AM EST, January 23, 2013