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Established by Ahmad al-Shami in 1990 in order to oppose al-Islah, the party won two seats in the House of Representatives in the 1993 elections, the first after unification. However, the 1997 elections saw its vote share drop from 0.8% to 0.2%, and it lost both seats. In 2002 it joined the opposition Joint Meeting Parties alliance. It received only 0.1% of the vote in the 2003 elections, remaining without parliamentary representation.
- Quinn Mecham & Julie Chernov Hwang (2014) Islamist Parties and Political Normalization in the Muslim World, University of Pennsylvania Press, p140
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- Bernard Haykel (2003) Revival and Reform in Islam: The Legacy of Muhammad Al-Shawkani, Cambridge University Press, p227
- Elections held in 1993 Inter-Parliamentary Union
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