Egypt Muslim Brotherhood

US STATE DEPARTMENT CRITICIZES ‘MUBARAK HOLDERS’ FOR OBSTRUCTING PRO-DEMOCRACY GROUPS…..

 

Just wait until the Muslim Brotherhood get into power.

Egypt’s MB reaches out to rivals as it leads voting

By REUTERS
01/04/2012 10:33

Polls open for second day in final round parliamentary elections; US State Department criticizes “Mubarak hold-overs.”

CAIRO – The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood was edging on Wednesday towards a dominant role in Egypt’s first free parliament in decades, but said it would not impose its will over a new constitution and would work with all political rivals on the blueprint.

Egyptians went to the polls for a second day in the final stage of the election for the assembly’s lower house, the first free legislative vote since military officers overthrew the monarchy in 1952.

The vote is part of the ruling army council’s plan to hand power to civilians before July, ending their turbulent interregnum that began with the overthrow of president Hosni Mubarak in February in a popular uprising.

Welcomed then as heroes who helped nudge the unpopular, autocratic leader from office, the generals now face anger over their handling of protests that have left 59 dead since mid-November and an economic crisis that is worsening the plight of the poor.

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