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SCAF protects Ganzouri, keeps parliament weak: Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood, having stepped back from calls last week for a vote of no confidence in the El-Ganzouri government, is now calling for a parliamentary vote

Ahram Online , Sunday 18 Mar 2012
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The Muslim Brotherhood has launched an attack on Prime Minister Kamal El-Ganzouri's government and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), saying in a statement that the government's determination to stay in power, backed by SCAF, is an attempt to limit the powers of parliament.  

The statement made on Sunday by the Muslim Brotherhood claimed that the government has proven its failure in running the country. The Port Said football massacre of 1 February, where more than 70 people were killed, is referred to as but one example of the government's negligence, even when it comes to holding the perpetrators accountable.

Additionally, the NGO case in which several foreign workers were allowed to leave the country despite a travel ban is another example, according to the Muslim Brotherhood, of the government's failure to assert and protect its legitimacy.  

This statement comes a week after a vote of no-confidence in the government was discussed in parliament. The call was toned down days later, only to be re-launched Sunday by the Muslim Brotherhood. 

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