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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Affirms Resolve On Sacking Government


The Muslim Brotherhood reiterated on Saturday the call for the resignation of, or sacking, the government of Prime Minister Kamal Al-Janzouri, otherwise the government would face a no confidence motion at the parliament.

“The government failed to run the country in the transitional stage in a proper way,” the group which controls the People’s Assembly (parliament) through the Freedom and Justice Party said in a statement.

The statement heralds a standoff between the parliament, on one hand, and the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and the government, on the other after the latter has reportedly threatened to resort a legal action to dissolve the parliament.

Angered by the threat, the group said the threat is “an improper political blackmail” to which the group and its MPs can never yield.

“The Muslim Brotherhood dealt with the post-revolution stage in a way that put the interests of the nation and the homeland above any other considerations; this approach resulted in the election of both houses of the parliament and the creation of the constituent assembly.

“However, the executive authority remained at the hands of the SCAF and the government which showed more failings than its predecessor (the government of Esam Sharaf),” according to the statement.

The statement cited as an examples of the government’s failure “the fragile” policy statement which was unanimously rejected by the 19 ad hoc committees of the parliament, the football tragedy at Port Said Stadium, and the scandal of the foreign financing for civil society institutions.

“This is why the group is of the view that the quest for the country’s democratization and realization of the objectives of the revolution (of January 25, 2011) requires handing executive authority from the SCAF to a civilian democratically-elected government,” it stressed.

“If there are elements who try to reproduce the corrupt now-defunct regime, the popular forces are ready to reignite the revolution and protect its objectives against the designs of irresponsible elements,” the Brotherhood warned, noting that they don’t favor such a course of events.

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KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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