In this photo taken on Oct. 20, 2010, Jordanian candidate for the parliamentary election Lawyer Siham Bani Mustafa, right, walks with her husband in the town of Jerash, 31 miles (50 kilometers) north ... more 
In this photo taken on Oct. 20, 2010, Jordanian candidate for the parliamentary election Lawyer Siham Bani Mustafa, right, walks with her husband in the town of Jerash, 31 miles (50 kilometers) north of Amman, Jordan. Elders from her Bedouin tribe of 3,500, the Bani Mustafa, have solidly backed her candidacy, even encouraging her to run in violation of an election boycott by her party, the Islamic Action Front, Jordan's largest political opposition. The IAF, the political arm of the country's powerful Muslim Brotherhood, has boycotted running and voting in the election. Siham Bani Mustafa face an uphill battle along with 133 other women hopefuls to win seats in Jordan's male-dominated 120-member legislature; long ruled by conservative Bedouin tribesmen who provide the bedrock of support for King Abdullah II. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Nader Daoud
Wed, Nov 10, 2010 11:24 PM EST