Egypt Muslim Brotherhood spurns cabinet offer

AFP , Wednesday 10 Jul 2013

Brotherhood refuses an offer to join Egypt's new interim government after the military responded to mass protests to remove Islamist president Morsi

Egypt's newly appointed prime minister Hazem El-Beblawi in a meeting with interim president Adly Mansour on 9 July (Photo: Reuters)

The Muslim Brotherhood movement of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi will spurn an offer to join a new interim government, a spokesman for the Islamist group said on Wednesday.

"We do not deal with putchists. We reject all that comes from this coup," said Tareq El-Morsi, amid reports the movement is to be offered positions in the transitional cabinet.

The reaction of the Muslim Brotherhood comes after hours of appointing prominent economist Hazem El-Beblawi as interim prime minister of Egypt on Tuesday. PM El-Beblawi has already offered the Muslim Brotherhood's posts in the interim government according to the statement of the presidency official spokesperson Ahmed El-Muslimani to MENA news agency late last Tuesday.

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