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Egypt Muslim Brotherhood spurns cabinet offer

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

AFP , Wednesday 10 Jul 2013
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Egypt's newly appointed prime minister Hazem El-Beblawi in a meeting with interim president Adly Mansour on 9 July (Photo: Reuters)
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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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